Federal Govt requires N70bn to complete East-west road


Mr Nsima Ekere, Managing Director, NDDC.

Mr Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says the commission and the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs need over N70 billion to complete the construction of the East-West Road.

Ekere disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Ibitoye Abosede, the Director, Corporate Affairs of the commission on Friday.

Ekere said that the NDDC would partner with its supervising ministry and private sector investors on the construction of the East-West road.

“Over N70 billion is needed to complete the road. So, the strategy will be to harness private sector collaboration to complete the road. The portions that have totally collapsed will be addressed immediately.”

He said that the Eleme-Refinery junction section was in a very terrible state.

“It is so bad that a 10-minute journey on that axis now takes three…

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