Following the completion of the Police Barracks, Special Protection Unit, SPU, Base 6, at Omagwa, in Ikwerre Local Government of Rivers State, President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to commission the edifice built by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, .
The NDDC, in a statement issued on Sunday, by its Spokesman, Ibitoye Abosede, said that the building is a 66-flat Residential Quarter and Administrative Block for Police Officers, in the Oil-rich State.
The project, previously inspected by the NDDC Interim Administrator, Mr. Efiong Akwa, consists of an administrative block, an armoury, gatehouse, underground cell, and 66 units of accommodation, made up of the Commander’s residence, Second-in-Command’s residence, and 64 one-bedroom flats.
Akwa described the completion of the project as another milestone of the President Buhari administration.
He said: “When people say that NDDC is not working, you can see that it is not true. The problem is that people do not get to acknowledge the numerous projects that the Commission executed or is executing.”
On the economic importance of the project, the NDDC stated that it would add value to the living conditions of the Security Officers in the Niger-Delta region.
The Commission explained that the project is part of a broad-based partnership with the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, to add value to their efforts at improving regional security.
It added that as an Interventionist Agency, it has “a responsibility to make sure that those who take care of our safety are provided with befitting and comfortable accommodation”.