GROUP UNCOVERS PLOT TO SCUTTLE EAST-WEST ROAD PROJECT IN RIVERS STATE
Simply because the information of the return to website of contractors dealing with the development of the lengthy deserted East-West street challenge was but to simmer down correctly, Residents Quest For Reality Initiative, an advocacy group, has uncovered an unsavoury plot by some self-styled group leaders to place paid to the developmental strides of the President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration.
Experiences have it that one of many youths mentioned to be associated to the Chairman of the Group Growth Committee (CDC), Victor Amadi and a few indigenes of Rumuagholu Group in Obio/Akpor Native Authorities Space of Rivers State, are demanding cost of a whopping sum of Fifty Million (N50million) Naira from Setraco Development Firm earlier than work on the Nkpolu axis of the street would proceed. The group leaders have maintained that SETRACO was but to achieve out to them earlier than coming into the group for the execution of the challenge. However our seek for the reality reveals that the corporate is billed to assemble a street locally, after the development of the brand new drainage.
Residents Quest findings, nonetheless, revealed a political undercurrent from the excessive echelon within the state to make sure that the challenge, particularly the Rivers State part, doesn’t see the sunshine of the day, a state of affairs that’s aimed toward ridiculing President Buhari and the Hon. Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
We aren’t unmindful of the truth that these whose properties have been demolished for encroaching on the precise of method have already been handsomely rewarded by the federal authorities. It’s due to this fact shocking that the CDC Chairman, who our findings reveal, owns no single property across the challenge website, ought to permit himself for use as an agent of underdevelopment of Rumuagholu Group and, by extension, Rivers State.
We due to this fact name on the Authorities of Rivers State to rein in these brokers of backwardness, (ought to it not be an confederate) to forestall any type of face-off that may in the end scuttle the well timed realisation of the challenge.
On it’s half, the Federal Authorities ought to, as a matter of pressing nationwide significance, mobilise safety on the numerous challenge websites whereas Contractors ship on their company social accountability to communities. This manner, the contractors can ship high quality tasks and on document time, too.
We additionally enchantment to the Group to be affected person with the Contractors as street tasks are executed in milestones and throughout the availability of funds.
Francis Udoka Ndimkoha
Nationwide Publicity Secretary