THE Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, under the NNPC/Chevron Nigeria Limited JV GMoU Governance Model, on Friday June 17, opened bid for rigid pavement, solar powered light, land reclamation, housing, town hall, concrete road and other strategic infrastructural projects in the 23 IRDC communities, encapsulating the 2021/2022 Projects’ circle of the community development committee.

A breakdown of the projects dominated by Housing Units across the three IRDC fields, revealed plans to construct 0.56km Rigid Pavement LOT 2 in Bateren, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Town Hall and 0.3Km Concrete Road in Kolokolo, Warri North Local Government Area, 0.38km internal Asphalt Road and Provision of 2 no’s 20,000 litres solar powered Water Project with Perimeter Fence and Gate at Omadino, Warri South Local Government Area, 0.3km reinforced concrete walkway and provision of solar powered light at Obaghoro, Warri North Local Government Area.

Others are provision of Solar Powered Light at Sagharatie, Warri North Local Government Area, 0.14km rigid pavement at Tebu, Warri North Local Government Area, Concrete walkway and Town Hall at Tisun, Warri North Local Government Area, Community Fish Market and Choko oven as well as Supply of 40Hp Yamaha engine and fiber boat (W19) with divers’ gears and Provision of Solar Powered Light at Udo, Warri North Local Government Area, concrete walkway at Ugboegungun, Warri South-West Local Government Area as well as land reclamation at Ureju and Usor both in Warri North Local Government Area.

The Acting Chairman of Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, Mr. Itse Orugbo, in an interview shortly after the bid opening at IRDC Office in Warri, Delta State, assured that the bids would be properly analyzed and the contracts awarded, “in a very short time, so that people will have the benefit of IRDC”.

“We are going to separate all the 23 communities, because each of the communities, may have up to four, five or six bidders. The bid duration is 6 months, from past records, many of the contractors finished the building projects between 2 to 3 months, some even less than 2 months. We wish to complete the projects, maximum six months-time”.

The Chairman of IRDC Communication Committee, Oti-Reece Edukugho, who spoke in the same vein, stressed that the leadership of IRDC was a stickler for due process as it affects needs’ assessment, analyzing of bids and award of contracts.

The bid opening ceremony, witnessed by the Community Engagement Rep, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Femi Abode and exco members of the IRDC, was described as transparent by few community contractors, who spoke on behalf of their colleagues in Itsekiri language.

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