AGBOR STAKEHOLDERS MONITOR PROJECTS

g  to inspect the
ongoing roads rehabilitation in Agbor kingdom.

            The
monitoring  tour which lasted two days
revealed some challenges confronting the contractors handling the projects to
include improper funding and negligence on the parts of the residents in the
communities.

            Some
of the contractors visited by the forum expressed appreciation for the visit.
They explained their challenges to the stakeholders and pleaded with them to
help sensitize the residents to support them by keeping the drainages free from
refuse and also not to embarrass contractors on site.

            Speaking
with Ika Weekly, chairman, Agbor Stakeholders forum, Chief Philip E. Igumbor
JP, the Osagwe of  Agbor noted that for
some years, Agbor kingdom has not felt the impact of the state government in
the area of urban development, “only recently, we observed that the state
government has mobilized some contractors to repair roads in Agbor”, he said.

            He
stated clearly that Agbor people are no longer interested in hearing that state
government have awarded contracts with large sums of money without seeing the
projects actualized or doing little portion of the jobs and then abandoning the
remaining part of the project, which has led his forum and other notable
organizations in Agbor to take the stand to checkmate all contracts awarded for
the development of Agbor kingdom.

            The
chairman however commended the state government for heeding to the cries of the
people of Agbor and also urge the contractors to complete the projects to
specification.

            Chief
Igumbor and other members of the forum lauded Jim Ovia for the efforts he is
making towards the development and repairs of some roads in Agbor, especially
the Obi Ikenchukwu road and the lower part of Imudia Street with quality
materials. They also enjoined other contractors employed by the state government
to emulate the good job done by the contractors engaged by Jim Ovia, by
repairing the damaged drainages on both sides 
of the street so that the road will be durable.

            They
advised residents to have a proper way of disposing their wastes and should not
to use the drainages .

            Chief
Igumbor commended Ika South Local Government Council for providing refuse bins
at strategic locations in the area and also urged them to always clear the
refuse at regular intervals, while also soliciting for them to provide bigger
refuse bins.

            When
the stakeholders visited the Direct Labour Agency (DLA) Zonal office in Agbor,
in order to find out the real stage of works to be covered within the area,
staff of the agency declined comments but directed them to their office in
Asaba.

            Major
General Nicolas Agbogun, president general of Agbor Community, who was also
visited by the forum, thanked members of the stakeholders for their efforts and
also urged them to continue in that spirit. He also advised residents to stop
dumping refuse in the drainages, stating that anyone caught will be handed over
to law enforcement agency for prosecution.

            Members
of Agbor stakeholders who embarked on the tour include Chief. P.E. Igumbor JP,
Chief  S.E.A Egede, Hon. J.O. Nwagemejie,
Chief (Major) F. Effam JP, Mr. P.S. Nwakor and others.       

 

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