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NDDC Flags-on 8.1-kilometre Umuikukor/Ariaria Road

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has flagged-on the construction of the 8.1-kilometre Umuikukor/Ariaria road linking Ukwa West Local Government Area to the commercial city of Aba in Abia State.
Performing the ceremony on behalf of the Managing Director, Dr. Christian Oboh, Abia State representative on the Board of NDDC, Aloysius Nwagboso urged the contractor to work towards delivering on schedule in line with specifications.
He said “NDDC will not compromise standard, we were meticulous in the process of selecting the contractor; we are confident that we shall not be disappointed”.
Dr. Oboh explained that the road will not only bring development to different communities in the area but boost commerce and appealed to the community leaders as well as youths to cooperate with the contractor.
Ukwa West Local Government Area Transition Committee Chairman, Apostle Ikeokwu Nwankwo assured the NDDC that his council would provide the enabling environment that would guarantee early completion of the road.
“Our people are very peaceful and they appreciate the value of this road. You can count on our maximum cooperation”, he said, adding that it would also assist government tackle security challenges such as kidnapping and armed robbery.
The traditional ruler of Umuika-Isiasa, one of the benefiting communities, Eze Timothy Agu thanked the NDDC for embarking on the road project which “will make us feel the presence of the Federal Government in our area”.

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