ONOLGA Boss Tasks NDDC On Power Project


A clarion call has been made by the chairman of Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area, Hon Maclean Uranta, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to complete the power project it started in the community.
Hon. Uranta made the plea in Opobo Town during the NDDC, AM Community Health exercise, saying the project had long stalled development in the area.
The Opobo/Nkoro LGA boss lamented that since the contract was awarded to connect the community to the national grid, the commission had failed to ensure quick completion.
He said, is completed he remarked that the huge fund expanded the Opobo people suppose to enjoy more of the commission’s projects because of the resources they contribute to the national quota.”
If the electricity project on buying and maintaining generating plants would be used for other development projects.
Hon. Uranta wondered why NDDC would abandon the project half way even when the Aluminium Smelter Company, Ikot Abasi had agreed to provide power to the Opobo people through their gas turbine.
Commending the commission for introducing the AM Health Project, the Opobo/Nkoro council boss said the exercise would help stem different kinds of ailment suffered by the people of the area.
He prayed God to reward the initiators of the project saying if such gestures are continued then the people of the Niger Delta would enjoy the benefits of their resources.
In his remarks, representative of the NDDC’s Director, Health and Educational, Social Services, Mr Godwin Jaja said the exercise is to reduce the gap in health care delivery within the region.
So far, he stated that not less than one million people have benefited from the exercise, adding that more communities would benefit as the team moves to remote areas of the region.
Similarly, coordinator of AM project, Dr. Kelvin Obasagie disclosed that within the days of the exercise they have been able to attend to 2,309 patients.
He called on the people of the area to cooperate by fully participating, assuring that the exercise is free of charge.