Development: Itsekiri RDC begins process for execution of new jetties, hospitals, roads, housing projects

The Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, on Monday February 24, began the process for


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Development: Itsekiri RDC begins process for execution of new jetties, hospitals, roads, housing projects
From Left: Mr. Ibigo Douglas, Amb. Austine Oniyesan, Mr. Itse Orugboh, Prince Moses Orubu Fregene & Emma Adun

The Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, on Monday February 24, began the process for the award of new housing, hospitals, roads and jetties’ projects, with a bid opening ceremony.

                                         

Chairman of IRDC, Amb. Austine Oniyesan, in his opening remarks, during the ceremony held at IRDC Secreatariat in Warri, stated that it was the tradition of the community development body, “to allow competitive bidding for all our projects”, saying it, “has always given us the most qualified community contractors for our projects and also keeping cost on the low”.

 

 

Amb. Austine Oniyesan, making his remarks

 

While noting that Gbokoda and Madangho hospitals are part of the 2019/2020 projects’ circle to be awarded, the IRDC Chairman assured that the 139 bids submitted, will be properly evaluated.

 

Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, representative and IRDC Team Lead, Mr. Douglas Ibigo, noted that the leadership of the Itsekiri oil and gas communities’ development body, informed CNL of the process and ensured that it went through the necessary documentation, including advertorial, calling for tender.

 

Mr. Ibigo averred that a committee comprising of representatives of Delta State Government, the three Warri Local Government Councils, Chevron, other government agenicies and Non-Governmental Organizations midwifing the IRDC, will analyze the bids to ensure transparency and accountability.

 

 

Mr. Ibigo Douglas (middle) & some members of Project Review Committee, during the bid opening

 

The Chairman of Project Review Committee, PRC of IRDC, Joseph Dester Owolo, stressed the need for IRDC contractors that will emerge winners in the transparent bidding process, to execute the projects at the stipulated time.

Two of the contractors; Oritseweyinmi Aginejuone and Prince Harry Tuoyo, commened the bid opening process.