The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited President Muhammadu Buhari , to commission a 29-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State.
According to a statement signed by the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, in Abuja, the project, which cuts across 14 communities, costs N24 billion.
The statement titled ‘NDDC Invites President Buhari To Commission Signature Project’, said the road was built in conjunction with the Shell Petroleum Development Company and it creates a land link between Yenagoa and the ancient city of Nembe for the first time.
Odili said, “To conquer the swampy terrain, the construction involved digging out four metres of clay soil and sand filling it to provide a base for the road.
“The road has cut the journey time to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, from three hours to one and a half hours.
“This project is a not only flagship of intervention in the Niger Delta but it is also a model of the development partnership between the Commission and international oil companies in the region.”