The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has commissioned the Adam Duke-Asuquo Ekpo Street in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State.   

Speaking at the commissioning of the road, the NDDC Acting Managing Director, Prof Nelson Brambaifa, who was accompanied by the Acting Executive Director Finance and Administration, Dr Chris Amadi, and the Cross River State Coordinator of NDDC, Mr Sylvester Nsa, said that the project was part of the emergency interventions of the Commission.

The NDDC Chief Executive Officer remarked that the Commission was ever ready to come to the rescue of failing infrastructure in the Niger Delta region. He assured the residents of Adam Duke Street that the concrete drainage on the project was designed to provide solution to the erosion menace that has plagued the area for many years.   

Brambaifa commended the residents of the area for ensuring that there was adequate security for the contractor to execute the project. He appealed to other communities in the Niger Delta to be equally receptive to NDDC contractors. 

He assured that the road would serve the people well and open new opportunities for business and social activities in the area.

The NDDC team also inspected the erosion control works and construction of Abasi Obori Street/Ayatmo Road and reconstruction of culvert/Remedial works on Atamunu Street, Calabar in Calabar South LGA.

Speaking on behalf of the communities, the liaison officer, Mr. Nya Edem, said the road had helped to check the activities of criminals, noting that before now, the gully erosion in the area provided a safe haven for criminals.

He said that the project had eliminated the erosion problem usually faced by the Abasi Obori community, as well as improving their standard of living.

Charles Obi Odili

Director, Corporate Affairs.

June 27, 2019.