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Regional News of Wednesday, 9 June 2021


Speaker laments spate of abandoned FG projects in Enugu

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Enugu State House of Assembly Speaker, Chief Edward Ubosi, has expressed worry over the spate of completed and abandoned Federal Government projects in Enugu State.

The Speaker specifically expressed worry over the abandoned multi-million naira Digital Bridge Institute and over 100 units of a housing estate in Enugu East Local Council of the state.
Ubosi, in a statement in Enugu yesterday, noted that some of the completed projects would turn into economic waste if urgent steps were not taking to put them in use.

He, therefore, appealed to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to put to use the Digital Bridge Institute and possible allocation of a housing estate in Ugwuogo axis of Enugu East Local Council to avoid being used as a hideout by criminals.

He lamented that the institute had been completed for years with state-of-the-art facilities, and wondered why such an important institute would not be put to use after completion, thereby defeating the dreams of the youths in accessing the desired ICT training.
Besides, he commended the Federal Government for citing the project but expressed sadness on the level of dilapidation as a result of not using the institute, noting that the edifice had been left to the mercy of people to protect from bush burning, while the electrical installation and physical structure are fast-deteriorating and losing its aesthetics.

He appealed to the ministry to put necessary machinery in motion with a view to activating the institute and the Ministry of Housing to allocate all completed housing projects to address the housing deficit in Enugu State.

He equally urged the Ministry of Water Resources to complete all dam projects in Enugu State, especially Adada Dam, to boost food production and encourage youths in agriculture.

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