The Niger Delta Development Commission has invited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to inaugurate a 29-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State.
The commission, in a statement on Tuesday, titled ‘NDDC Invites President Buhari To Commission Signature Project’, said the project, which cuts across 14 other communities, costs N24 billion.
The road, according to the statement, creates a land link to the ancient city of Nembe for the first time.
The statement signed by the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, in Abuja, said the road was built in conjunction with the Shell Petroleum Development Company.
Odili said, “To conquer the swampy terrain. The construction involved digging out four metres of clay soil and sand filling it to provide a base for the road.
“The road has cut the journey time to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, from three hours to one and a half hours.
“This project is a not only flagship of intervention in the Niger Delta, but it is also a model of the development partnership between the Commission and international oil companies in the region.”