- The top beneficiaries of the NDDC projects have been revealed by the commission through its website
- Rivers state, which is the home of the commission's headquarters, is said to have the highest with 3,570 projects, while Cross River state has 624, which is the lowest
- However, NDDC failed to mention which projects have been completed, ongoing or abandoned, but all were listed on its portal
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has ranked the Rivers state as the first among the beneficiaries of its projects.
On Thursday, August 4, the NDDC drew public attention to a comprehensive list of project data based on its website, The Nation reported.
The commission’s portal showed that there are 3,570 projects in Rivers state, while Cross River has 624, which is the least on the NDDC website.
Below is the list of states and their projects
Rivers state 3,570
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Delta state 3,004
Akwa Ibom state 1,870
Bayelsa state 1,411
Imo state 1,227
Ondo state 1,095
Edo state 1,056
Abia state 0,884
Cross River 0,624
Breakdown of NDDC projects on its website
The chart also showed that the NDDC have 50 regional projects and 5 projects at its headquarters in Rivers state.
However, the commission did not mention how many of these projects have been completed, ongoing or abandoned in each of the states.
But it disclosed that road and bridges were the highest with 6,119 followed by electricity, 2,412; buildings, 2,412 and water supply, 1,627.
Others are consultancy, 526; reclamation and shore protection, 329; Desilting 235; jetty 182, canalisation, 91; equipment, 69; supply, 56; furnishing, 33; dredging, 24; ICT, 12; programme 8 and design 5.
The NDDC, through a statement signed by its director of corporate affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, said the commission's portal homed a comprehensive list of all the projects it is undergoing from inception.
“Entrenching the concept of accountability and transparency in its activities forms a part of the thrust of the new leadership embodied in the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Obong Umana Okon Umana," the statement read in part.