The new Special Protection Unit Base 6 barracks built and donated by Niger Delta Development Commission to the Nigeria Police Force in Omagwa, Rivers State, has been renamed the President Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria Police (Special Protection Unit) Base 6 Barracks.
The complex, made up of a commander’s quarters, 68 residential flats, offices and other facilities, would be commissioned by the President on Tuesday.
Announcing this in Abuja, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, said this was done in recognition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment towards enthronung peace and security in the Niger Delta region.
Senator Akpabio said that President Buhari directed that the barracks, begun several years ago, should be completed quickly to boost the work of the Nigeria Police Force in the Niger Delta, as well as efforts at facilitating sustainable regional development.
He commended the Interim Administrator of the NDDC for heeding the directive of the Federal Government, stating that “the new NDDC is renewing the confidence of Niger Deltans in Government’s seriousness to bring development to the communities.”
He added: “This is one of a few projects NDDC is completing and commissioning, post the forensic audit exercise. It shows that we are on the right track and that the Niger Delta will enjoy more of government’s efforts to improve living conditions of the region and restore hope in the people.”