The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has said it will soon commence the construction of 69 km road network and 22 bridges to link the coastal communities in Delta State.
According to the commission, this is to enable effective oil exploration and maximum utilization of the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko.
The commission’s Executive Director, Projects, Samuel Adjogbe made the disclosure in Ughelli, Delta State.
He said the road and bridges would link Omadino to Okerenkoko and Escravos.
Adjogbe said the projects would pave way for the Maritime University to be put into maximum use “because most people would not like to travel by the waterways.
He said, “We are connecting to Excravos because we have Federal Government presence in the Excravos Terminal, like the Chevron terminal and Shell locations. The roads will open up the areas so that the operational cost of the companies in those areas will come down and once that is done, more profit will accrue to the Federal Government and more allocations would go to the states that depend on crude oil.”