Group pushes for more NDDC project in Ondo State, Commend Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

The Great Patriots for Better Initiative GPB has called on Niger Delta Development Commission to ensure that Ondo State is not neglected in the distribution and execution of projects and Initiatives meant for states under the commission.

In a communique issued by Biyi Poroye, the executive director of the group, he stated that the mandate of the NDDC is to offer a lasting solution to the economic difficulties of the Niger Delta Region and to facilitate the rapid and sustainable development of the Niger Delta into a region that is economically prosperous, socially stable, ecological regenerative and politically peaceful.

However he stated that it’s quite sad to see Ondo State which is 5th among the nine Niger Delta States with no major capital projects such as dualized road, standard health institution, schools etc, one that is not lacking in other NDDC states.

According to him,”We are not pleased with the high level of abandoned projects in Ondo State and other Niger Delta States.

Our people are suffering and efforts of the Federal Government to bring laughers to the people are being defeated continuously.”

He further added,”Across the Niger Delta Region and especially in Ondo State, there are splits of abandoned projects, Contractors refusal to mobilise to the site after they had collected mobilisation, ghost projects yet paid, substandard projects etc.”

He pleaded with Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ọjọ (BTO), The Chairman, House Committee on NDDC with his colleagues both at the Senate and House of Representatives to use their good offices to invite all the absconded contractors who had been mobilized especially in Ondo State to relocate to the projects site within one month ultimatum in their own interest.

According to him, “Hon. BUNMI TUNJI – OJO, we believe in your leadership as a dynamic, trustworthy, progressive and energetic political leader in our dear State and beyond.

Your action to have taken it as a priority to fight for the interest of your people and the masses. We hereby plead with you sir to take action by investigating this matter and encourage the Contractors to move to the projects site.”

He concluded by stating that the completion of these projects will go a long way in complementing the laudable projects of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN ably coordinated by the office of his energetic and idealistic Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aminu Raimi.

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