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Minister to commission multi-billion Naira projects in Bayelsa, Ondo

Minister of Niger Delta Development, Abubakar Momoh, is set to commission two major projects worth over N32 billion in the oil rich Niger Delta region.…

Minister of Niger Delta Development, Abubakar Momoh, is set to commission two major projects worth over N32 billion in the oil rich Niger Delta region.

The projects are located in Bayelsa and Ondo States.

According to a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the Minister, John Mayaki, they include the 25.753 kilometers Ogbia-Nembe Road and Bridges, worth N24,421,857,276.16 billion.

The project, according to the minister, was constructed in collaboration with Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Ltd (SPDC).

The statement quoted the minister as saying that the “infrastructure not only establishes a vital connection between Nembe and the nation. It also promises to ignite economic prosperity across the region.

“This project cost the sum of N24,421,857,276.16 (Twenty – Four Billion, Four Hundred and Twenty – One Million, Eight Hundred and Fifty – Seven Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy-Six Naira, Sixteen kobo), and the scope is 25.753 km asphalt pavement single carriage way; 9.15 km of prefabricated vertical drains on the swamp, and Seven bridges.

“There’s no denying that the completion of this road will revolutionize transportation, significantly reducing travel time and stimulating development across 14 communities.”

The minister said the second project – the Okitipupa Electricity Project – in Ondo State, holds immense promise in brightening the lives of thousands across five local government areas.

He said, “We are elated by this significant achievement, as reliable electricity access will serve as a catalyst for economic growth, elevate living standards, and pave the way for a more promising future.”

The cost of the project is N8, 152,952,040.57, while the scope of the project include the construction of 45km 132 KV feeder line from Omotosho to Okitipupa; the construction of 2 nos 30/40 MVA 132/33KV Injection substations with breakers gantry and substation automation; the construction of 3 Bedroom semi-detached bungalow as service quarters; the provision of 2 x 60 MVA, 132/33KV transformer at Okitipupa Injection Substation; the rehabilitation of 33 km 33/11 KV transmission from Okitipupa – Igbokoda – Ubgbonla and environs; and the construction of 1km rigid pavement with drains.

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