NDDC set to purge erring contractors
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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is set to purge erring contractors just as it threatens to review the Ayetoro land reclamation and shore protection contract in Ondo State.
Managing Director of the Commission, Dr. Christian Oboh who stated this when he led a team of NDDC Board members on an inspection tour of Ondo, Edo and Delta States said the moves have become imperative in view of the attitude of some contractors. .
Represented by Ondo State Representative on the Board, Omogbein Oladele, Dr. Oboh lamented that the project conceived to save communities in the area threatened by high waves from the ocean was being treated with levity.
He assured the people of Ayetoro and other beneficiaries of NDDC projects that the commission was determined to complete ongoing projects in line with the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.
'The Commission is now paying contractors as soon as they achieved specified milestones', we have also placed some key projects on fast-track to ensure that they are completed in the shortest possible time' he said.
According to the Managing Director 'cases of agitations would be reduced when numerous projects being executed by the commission were completed and handed over'.
He therefore charged contractors working for the NDDC to buckle up as 'the board will not entertain excuses for non performance'.
The inspection team visited the Obozogbe-Abudu 24km road in Edo State which they described as not only commendable but a testimony of commitment on the part of some local contractors.
The team also expressed satisfaction with the pace of work on the Ugheli multi billion Naira flood control project as well as the university hostel projects at Abraka.
Abosede I. A.
Head, Corporate Affairs
Sept. 11, 2012