Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Itsekiri Regional Development Committee Awards 83 Projects for Host Communities

Itsekiri Regional Development Committee Awards 83 Projects for Host Communities 


Mr. Itse Orugbo signing one of the contract documents 


Itsekiri Regional Development Committee Awards 83 Projects for Host Communities 

The Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, a brain-child of NNPC/Chevron Nigeria Limited JV GMoU Governance Model, has awarded 83 projects to boost the living conditions of the people in the rural communities.


The awarded projects which was signed on Monday August 1, 2022 at IRDC Secretariat in Warri include380- road project at Omadino in Warri South Local Government Area, 560-meter road project at Bateren in Warri South-West Local Government Area, 140-meter road project in Tebu, Fish Market at Udo, land reclamation projects at  Usor and Ureju communities, a Town Hall at Kolokolo as well as face-lift of Gbokoda Cottage Hospital/perimeter fencing and cover walk-link to all units in the Cottage hospital, all in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.


R-L: Hon. Emma Adubi, Richard Omare Esq., Mr. Itse Orugbo, Mr. Femi Abode & Engr. Oniyeburutan A. John.

81 housing units of 1 and 2 bedroom detached bungalows, spread across 16 other communities, out of the 23 IRDC communities was also awarded to the indigenous Contractors, following the just concluded opened bid for the new projects by the leadership of IRDC, encapsulating the 2021/2022 Projects’ circle of the community development committee.


Speaking briefly during the contract signing, Acting Chairman of Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, Mr. Itse Orugbo said that 230 Contractors bid for the jobs but 89 were successful, adding that contracts for the construction of a Town Hall and 2-bedroom Housing Unit at Tisun Community in Warri North Local Government Area and Concrete Walkway at Ugbeogungun in Warri South -West Local Government Area, would be awarded soonest, as part of the 2021/2022 projects’ cycle.


“Today we are going to sign projects for 89 contractors. We intend to do more contracts for the communities to benefit furtherThe projects being awarded, were based on demands from the benefiting communities and the contractors are indigenes”, he averred.



The Community Engagement Rep, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Mr. Femi Abode, in his remarks, appreciated the past and present leadership of IRDC, thanking them for partnering Chevron in the resolve to give better lives to people of the company’s host communities, even as he urged all stakeholders to be part of the transition from Itsekiri RDC to the Petroleum Industry Act, PIA implementation.


Representative of Delta State Government, Engr. Oniyeburutan A. John and the Chairman, Programme and Project Review Committee, PRC of IRDC, Joseph Tester Owolo, charged successful contractors to execute the projects to specification and within the stipulated time frame, stressing that project abandonment will not be tolerated.


Amb. Billy Ekele speaking on behalf of the other Contractors 


Ambassador Billy Ekele, who spoke on behalf of the contractors, described the bidding process as transparent, assuring IRDC and the rural dwellers of a standard and satisfied projects execution.


Mr. Ekele appealed to IRDC not to delay contract payments and that it should be made accordingly per milestone, without stress. 



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