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Semenitari, Wike in war of words over road projects

02 September 2016, 21:13

Abuja - The Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ibim Semenitari, has debunked claims by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, alleging the commission lied about revival of dilapidated road infrastructure in Etche local government.

“Not only was Mr. Wike playing to the gallery, but was hiding the fact of his failure to tackle the bigger challenge of insecurity plaguing Rivers State,” said Semenitari through her spokesperson, Bekee Anyalewechi.

Semenitari, who rubles as Acting Managing Director, was reacting to alleged Wike’s claims on Thursday that NDDC had claimed undertaking the construction of the Igwuruta-Chokocho-Okehia road.

He said as an interventionist agency, NDDC stepped in to recover the roads between Igwuruta and Umuechem, as well internal roads in that community.

Also read: Buhari commissions road projects in Zamfara

She said the oil Mill-Igbo-Etche-Chokocho road, which was a critical connection between the bigger Port Harcourt market and the produce spots in Etche had been repaired.

“NDDC, working under the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari, stepped in to arrest the deterioration in road infrastructure in Etche as to eventually boost economic activity in the area and give its inhabitants a lease of life. Checks can be made on those roads as to the veracity of NDDC’s scope and quality of intervention.”

Semenitari said while they did not intend to engage the governor in any speech contest, NDDC would not be deterred in pursuing the overall development of every segment of the Niger Delta region.

“That is the mission and mandate of the commission,” the NDDC leader said.





- CAJ News


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