THE Federal Government yesterday promised to complete about 9,000 projects lying fallow in the Niger Delta region.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswil Akpabio who briefed State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja.
Senator Akpabio said that the approval to complete the abandoned projects, construction of nine housing estates as well as building one skill acquisition Centre in each of the states under the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was given by the council.
He disclosed that work on the skill
acquisition centre’s was 90 percent completed.
He said that the Niger Delta ministry was engaging the communities in the region to ensure safety of lives and property as well as development of the area. The Minister further said that the ministry was making frantic efforts to positioning the NDDC to focuse on legacy projects in order to leave behind legacy in the region. Senator Akpabio said that about 1600 people from the region have been empowered