The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has began repairing roads destroyed by flood in Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States.
A statement, the NDDC Spokesman, Ibitoye Abosede says the roads include East-West Road at Ahoada in Rivers State, Mbiama in Bayelsa State and Patani in Delta State.
According to Abosede, the move followed a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to begin rehabilitation of the affected areas.
The NDDC Spokesman said the flood had a massive devastating effects on the roads hence the immediate directive by the federal government to urgently intervene and make it motorable.
Abosede noted that the intervention has restored Ahoada, which serves as a link between Rivers and Bayelsa states.
“We were here a week ago with the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs on the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was concerned about the devastation caused by the flood.”
“The day we visited, it was impossible for any vehicle to ply between Rivers and Bayelsa States. These are the kinds of things that the NDDC is created for, to intervene in critical situations. Now, there is some thoroughfare between Rivers and Bayelsa State.
“Hopefully, in the coming days, there will be thoroughfare between Bayelsa and Delta states. The Ahoada section is already motorable”, the statement reads.
The statement expresses optimism that progress will be made in the coming days in the interest of the people of the Niger Delta region.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu