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General News of Thursday, 8 April 2021


Abia gives 30-day ultimatum to NDDC over abandoned roads

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People of two communities in Abia State; Ntighauzo Amairi community and Isiala Ntighauzo communities in Obingwa council have given a 30-day ultimatum to the Niger Delta Commission (NDDC) over abandoned road projects linking the two communities.

The people who embarked on the protest march for the Apu na Ali and Iferife road projects complained that the huge stones dumped on the roads have continued to cause accidents with two lives lost.

Adindu Johnson and Henry Ahukanna, leaders of the protesters, revealed that the roads have been left unattended since 2016 and tasked the NDDC to direct the construction company handling the two road projects to return to the site and complete them without further delay.

“Our people can no longer ply the road because of the huge stones the NDDC contractor dumped on the road. Our vehicles and motorcycles are punctual daily. The stones are causing accidents every time.

"We have contacted the contractors, they have been promising to come and complete it within two weeks, all to no avail. We have the 2km Apu na Ali and the 2km Iferife, the contractors abandoned them. NDDC should bring back the contractors. We have suffered for too long. We are giving the contractors a 30-day ultimatum for them to return to the site and complete the two roads.”

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