Dr Akwagaga Enyia, Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has said that work on the commission’s headquarters complex has reached 60 per cent completion.
Enyia made the statement on Tuesday in Port Harcourt during an inspection tour of the project located at the Marine Base Area of the city.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that work on the multi-billion 13-floor office complex began in 2010.
NAN further reports that the project has suffered delayed completion for about 19 years following abandonment by successive managements and boards of the commission,
Meanwhile, Enyia stated that the commission was targeting 100 per cent completion of the project before march 2020.
“ The main building is about 60 per cent completed, we want to ensure that our workers will move into the facility before March 2020.
“The level of work seen here justifies the amount of money released so far, the contractors have also assured that we can put the facility to use by March 2020,” he s aid.
The acting managing director urged the contractors to ensure strict compliance with approved design, quality and standards.
“We are satisfied with the milestone so far achieved, I believe that at this pace, we might meet the March 2020 target.
“We know that funding has been the main problem, but now funds have been provided,” he said.
Enyia used the occasion the reiterate the current NDDC management’s resolve to facilitate developmental projects in the Niger Delta.
NAN reports that the new NDDC headquarters is designed to have ancillary facilities, such as, medical centre, bank, restaurant and car park, among others. (NAN)