The Nigerian Government has awarded contracts valued at N174 billion to ameliorate the environmental problems in the Niger Delta region.
Mr Bawuro Yahaya, a member of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board, said this on Wednesday while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Yahaya, who is also the Director, Erosion, Flood Control and Coastal Zone Management, Ministry of Environment, said the initiative was part of efforts to implement the amnesty programme.
He said the contracts covered road construction, shoreline stabilisation, erosion control and construction of bridges.
Yahaya said the projects, which were expected to be completed within 12 months, would transform the Niger Delta into a “liveable and developed area of the country”.