Hon Lucky Ayedatiwa, the presidential nominee for Ondo State on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Saturday, said the Akodo-Araromi road project would not cause youth restiveness in Ondo State.

Speaking with newsmen in Akure, Ayedatiwa said the interests of the youths needed to be cared for in terms of making them part of the project.

“Though the Niger delta is known for youth restiveness, Ondo State has been adjudged the most peaceful Niger delta state in Nigeria and its due to the disposition of our representative towards the people.

“We allow the youths to be part of the project by giving them employment because there are so many jobs to be done during construction.

“And they also know that they have been clamoring for this road for so many years, so I don’t think there will be any agitation or restiveness as regards the construction of the road.

“We want that infrastructure and that is what we are meant for.

“Infrastructure projects and programs that will bring development and road construction that will link Ondo through the southern corridor to Lagos, is one of the best project Ilaje will be proud of,” he said.

He explained that the mandate of the commission was to embark on programs and projects that would bring development to the Niger delta region.

“NDDC is being refocused towards achieving its mandate in a more efficient way.

“Once there is access road to any community, the benefit is enormous. By the time the southern corridor is opened up through the access road, the rest is history,” he said.

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NDDC for the construction of the 50km Akodo-Araromi Road.

The road would link Akodo in Lagos State to Araromi in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Hon Lucky Ayedatiwa