President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the N16 billion newly completed office complex of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
This was announced by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Obot Akpabio, on Tuesday, while speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt.
He said the building of the office complex, which began in 1996, was slow until President Buhari intervened in 2019 to speed up its completion.
Akpabio said, “The road to completion of the over N16 billion NDDC office edifice started when I visited the building in 2019 and learnt that the project commenced 25 years ago in 1996.
“After the visit, I briefed President Buhari and told him that we can make the building the focal achievement in his effort to reposition NDDC.
“Immediately, President Buhari graciously approved and work commenced on the building as part of his commitment and passion to the people of Niger Delta.
“The completion and inauguration of the building on Thursday shows that the government can work only if it has the right determination and focus.”
He said even as the building has been completed, he would still meet with the Federal Executive Council to approve a contract for it to be furnished.