During the senate committee on the Niger Delta’s visits to Abia state to inspect NDDC projects,Â Abia state governor, chief Theodore Orji asked the committee to site more projects in the state.
One of such projects he said was very dear to the people of the state was an incinerator in Aba the commercial nerve centre of the state to cater for the huge volume of waste produced daily in the city.
The governor who noted that the project keeps reappearing in the NDDC budget regretted that noting concrete has been done in that respect.
Additional areas that require funding are water and sanitation infrastructure, good roads, and irrigation schemes to increase agriculural productivity in the state.
He solicited for early passage of NDDC budget and funding of projects as well as the consideration of Abia unemployed youths in the training and retraining programme of the NDDC and described the commission as a veritable partner in progress with the oil producing states.
Earlier in his speech, the chairman of the senate committee on the Niger Delta, senator James Manager explained that their oversight activities covers the NDDC,the Niger Delta ministry and thethe Amnesty programme adding that the committee had visited Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states.
He said that they were in the state to see things for themselves and to ensure that what is budgeted is actuallyÂ channeled into projects and stated the readiness of the senate to complement the executive.
He commended the governor for doing well in the area of security and assured that they will present their findings in the floor of the senate.