Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, NDDC Chairman
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has said the commission has handled 90 per cent of rehabilitation works, especially roads and schools, in Cross River State, in the last two years.
The Chairman of the Commission, Senator Victor Ndom-Egba stated this in a chat with journalists in his Calabar residence yesterday. The former Senate leader said he had to reveal this in order to counter the accusations of his detractors who accused him of not being able to attract any project from the NDDC to the state.
He said: “Let me say it again; whatever road you see anywhere in the state tarred in the last two years, chances are that 90 per cent of them were done by the NDDC or the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. “We have roads right from Calabar south and Bakassi to Obanlikwu. I want to be challenged on that.
“If you see any school renovated in the last two years with a new building and new furniture, the chances are that 90 per cent was done by the NDDC or Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. So those are the achievements. Until we are challenged, those remain our achievements”
.NDDC Road Projects
Speaking on the benefits so far derived by the state under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC senatorial candidate said: “A lot in the area of road rehabilitation, worthy to be mentioned was the Calabar/Itu/Ikot Ekpene road, which links Cross River and Akwa Ibom states; the Calabar/Ikom/Obudu road, which was rehabilitated by the NDDC, despite the paltry 28,000 votes given to the president during the 2015 general elections by Cross Riverians.”
According to him, with this development, one can afford to travel the length and breadth of the state under some few hours against the number of hours travel from Calabar to Uyo and Calabar to Ikom and Obudu before the rehabilitation.
Egba also disclosed further, that “in the area of health, we have supplied vaccines to health centres and educational materials to Cross River schools.” I stand to be faulted on all these projects he boasted.