The Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Donald Alasoadura has stated that in pursuance of its statutory mandate, the Ministry has constructed Iju Utility Centre (Phase 1 & 11) in Ondo State as a palliative approach with the goal of improving the quality of lives of the people of the Niger Delta Region.
Alasoadura made the statement at the official commissioning of the Iju Utility Centre (Phase 1 &11), Iju, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State on 8th April, 2022.
According to him, “the project which started when l was a Senator eventually got domiciled in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs where l serve as Minister of State, this has facilitated the rigorous pursuit of the completion of the project”.
He further stated that “the Ministry is passionately seeking better and faster ways of delivering on its mandate.We have noted and learnt many lessons from the development of the Utility Centre and will factor this into future projects”.
He said that all aspects of the project construction were awarded to indigenous and local contractors which has benefited the Community through the creation of employment opportunities for the youths of the host and neighbouring Communities.
The facility which consist of Banking Hall, Computer Centre, Conference Hall, Public water supply for the Community, 10 units of Public Toilet for all genders and Solar for Electric Power Supply is an eloquent testimony to the unwavering commitment of the Federal Government towards addressing the inequalities pervasive in the Niger Delta Region.