26th June, 2012
Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Christian Oboh has tasked the Nigerian Society of Engineers to evolve ways of sanctioning members who failed to adhere strictly to job specifications.
He gave the charge when officials of the Port Harcourt branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers paid him a courtesy call at the commission’s headquarters.
“We are looking forward to when your society will begin to sanction your members who do not work to specifications because the rate of failure of our roads is becoming very embarrassing,” the NDDC boss said.
According to Oboh, the NDDC cannot achieve its mandate of developing infrastructure in the Niger Delta without the engineers, adding “we are willing to partner your society, but please look for a way to discipline erring contractors who deliver poor jobs.”
Earlier, Chairman of the Society of Engineers, Denis Dannia had expressed appreciation to the NDDC for its support over the years, particularly the commission’s assistance to the NSE Technical Programmes.
By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt