NDDC cancels projects worth N200 billion in Niger Delta region

The Niger Delta Development Commission -NDDC has cancelled projects worth N200 billion in the nine Niger Delta states.

Commissioner representing Delta State on the NDDC board, Ogaga Ifowodo, who made the disclosure at Enhwe in Isoko South Council, while monitoring rehabilitation of schools and roads in the area, said the cancelled projects were enormous when compared with available funds to the NDDC, adding that more will be cancelled.

He said the commission was presently concerned about thousands of low-end projects that required huge sums to execute, saying the projects were enormous when compared with available funds to the NDDC.

Ifowodo disclosed that the commission discovered that many schools structures in the region were dilapidated and needed rehabilitation, without toilets and not conducive for learning, adding that the NDDC decided to embark on the projects as part of their social intervention services.

He said the new NDDC board was firm in its determination to ensure the jobs are completed to specification, saying the commission was in the process of reviewing its standards upwards and establish a mechanism to enforce the standards so that contractors do not deliver shoddy jobs.



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