Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has reaffirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to finish all abandoned projects in the Niger Delta’s nine states
Senator Akpabio spoke in Uyo on Sunday, after touring the long-abandoned 1000-bed hostel blocks built for the University of Uyo by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The three-story project, which began around fifteen (15) years ago but was delayed for a variety of reasons, is over 98 percent complete and set to be commissioned in the coming weeks at the institution’s Main Campus in Nsukara Offot, Uyo.
There are 500 beds available in the hostel for male undergraduates and 500 bed spaces for female undergraduates.
The Minister, who praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his unwavering support for the interventionist agency since taking office, implied that the NDDC’s commitment to completing the students’ hostel project was a presidential command.
Other abandoned, but life-changing initiatives in the Niger Delta region are now in various stages of completion and inauguration, he said.
Senator Akpabio stated that the Agency would continue to assist educational growth in the Niger Delta region by fostering a conducive teaching and learning environment in educational institutions.
” Let me place on records the support of our dear President to the Niger Delta region.
Effiong Akwa, the NDDC’s Interim Administrator, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his moral and financial assistance, which has resulted in more abandoned projects in the region being finished and handed over to their beneficiaries.
He has handed a presidential directive through the minister, that we must ensure that all abandoned but viable projects in the region are completed and handed over to its direct beneficiaries, ” Akwa stated.