Abandoned Ogidigben Road: UGA fumes as VP Osinbajo inaugurates projects in Ijaw areas

The commissioning of a 19-kilometre road constructed by Delta State Government to link Sokebolou, Obotobo1, Obotobo 2 and


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Abandoned Ogidigben Road: UGA fumes as VP Osinbajo inaugurates projects in Ijaw areas

 

The commissioning of a 19-kilometre road constructed by Delta State Government to link Sokebolou, Obotobo1, Obotobo 2 and Yokri Communities in Burutu Local Government Area and parts of Warri South-West Local Government Area, by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday July 12, have sparked off fresh controversy in Itsekiri land, with Itsekiri groups such as NAIG and Ugborodo Graduates' Association, UGA, calling on Delta State Government and anti-graft agencies to take drastic action against the contractor handling the seemingly failed Ogidigben internal road project.                         
 
President of Ugborodo Graduates' Association, UGA, Engr. Ololo Eyito, in a statement made exclusively to Fresh Angle International yesterday night, alleged, "the abandoned 2.193 kilometre Ebitobon-Elolo- Ajakrougbo- Urubo reinforced concrete road in Ogidigben was awarded to METSAN SERVICES LIMITED in 2017. After abandoning the road project for long time, in 2019, the state government mobilized the contractor with fund to execute the project, yet the story remains the same. 19 kilometre road given to an Ijaw contractor to develop Ijaw land has been completed and commissioned, whereas just 2.193 kilometres of road awarded to an Itsekiri man to develop Itsekiri land by the same Okowa administration, has been abandoned. It's a show of shame by very few insensitive and selfish Itsekiris, who want to continue to undermine the progress of the larger Itsekiri population".
 

UGA vowed to resist any unfair and wicked antics by any person or group to under-develop Ugborodo for their selfish means.                 

Former Delta State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Mr. Omamofe Joseph Pirah, who have been accused of being the contractor handling the abandoned Ogidigben Road Project in Warri South-West Local Government Area, in reaction to a question sent to his mobile line, stated, "that road is not abandoned, the rain is too much now and very soon, the contractor will be back to site. Contract was not awarded to Pi-Moff Resources. Hope you are not doing this to blackmail anybody?( he asked Our Editor-In-Chief)".



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Tonebsky Nesta
Tonebsky Nesta is the pen name for Metsese Anthony Ebule, Co-Publisher/Editor-In-Chief
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