Buhari commissions NDDC housing facility for police

President Muhammadu Buhari, commissioned Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) built office and residential complex for the Special Protection Unit (SPU) of the Nigeria Police Force, in Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government

The intervention infrastructure consists of an administrative block, an armoury, gate house, underground cell and 66 units of accommodation made up of the commander’s residence, second-in-command’s residence and 64 one-bedroom flats.

Sole Administrator, NDDC, Effiong Akwa, said on the occasion that, “Project was abandoned for ten years as all six contractors were being owed for various milestones completed.”

He said the commission under his headship, with push from the President has been able to complete it against all odds, particularly with paucity of funds, aggravated by reluctance of oil firms to remit funding to the commission in defiance of the NDDC Act.

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Sole Administrator, NDDC, Effiong Akwa, said on the occasion that, “Project was abandoned for ten years as all six contractors were being owed for various milestones completed.”

He said the commission under his headship, with push from the President has been able to complete it against all odds, particularly with paucity of funds, aggravated by reluctance of oil firms to remit funding to the commission in defiance of the NDDC Act.

“Establishing adequate security is integral to this objective, which is why we have committing significant resources to project such as we are about to commission.

“This project is a means by which we can alleviate the accomodations challenges for senior security personnel posted to Rivers and ultimately enhance the security footprint in the region.

“The cumulative impact of this and similar projects would be the improvement of security in the state, and consolidation of the economic and social life of the people of this area.”

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