Fed Govt makes case for abandoned NDDC projects in Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta, NDDC delegate assures speedy work
By Amaechi Kingsley
Owing to the agitations in the oil rich regions of the country, an Inter-ministerial Committee domiciled in the office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbanjo with the Niger Delta Development Commission has sent their delegate to ascertain the level of developments and abandoned projects in Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo State.
Trumpeta Newspaper who toured with the delegates and executives of Supreme Council of Oil and Gas Producing Areas of Imo SCOGPAI, last Wednesday toured several towns and villages in Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta LGA’s gathered that every community with NDDC projects were littered with scores of uncompleted projects ranging from the power plant, skills acquisition centre, Nnebukwu bridge project, water projects, school facility projects, road construction project, health facility projects, and electrical installation projects which left indigenes in the area to untold hardship.
The National chairman Supreme Council of Oil and Gas Producing Areas of Imo SCOGPAI, Hon Dr. Goody Esom Obodo Phd. who took the team round these facilities expressed joy on the efforts by the Minister Mr Usani Uguru Usani for his prompt action to meet the plight of indigenes in the oil regions of the Federation, as he expressed optimism for a change following the anti corruption drive of the present administration.
The former Commissioner for Works and Housing, Commerce and Industry revealed that NDDC will ensure contractors return to site and complete their projects or they pay back the monies given to them. He maintained that Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta LGA’s will be better developed if projects meant for the area were executed for the youths to be empowered.
Dr. Esom Obodo extolled the efforts of SCOGPAI, noting that they are out to stand against marginalization of any sort. He advised youths of the area to remain patient following the sincerity on the part of Federal Government and urged them to support government’s move to bring lasting development in the area.
Speaking shortly after their inspection, an official of the NDDC and leader of the delegates, Mr Olua Davidson frowned at the uncompleted projects awarded by the ministry littered across Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta LGA’s, pointing out that the ministry will work assiduously to get contractors back on site for completion of their respective projects so that communities will be better-of as most of the requirements in the communities are on ground but uncompleted.
Mr Olua Davidson hinted that the Hon Minister of NDDC had since inception into office sought the approval from Presidency to audit the activities of awarded contracts by the NDDC. He revealed that Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta areas are peaceful and wise people who would not destroy Federal Government investment in their area knowing the rigorous processes to attract newer ones. He advised them to be patient following the sincerity of the present administration as they are working on the right direction.