FACE ABAK PEOPLE OVER HOSPITAL ROAD, GROUP TELLS EKERE
Ekpurikpu Akwa Ibom Condemns NDDC MD Nsima Ekere promise to rehabilitate Hospital Road in Abak
A group of concerned indigenes known as Ekpurikpu Akwa Ibom has called on the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Obong Nsima Ekere to desist from playing hide and seek, and rather explain to Abak people why he has failed to execute the earlier promised bad portion on Hospital Road in the area.
The group in a statement said neglecting the broken down portion of Hospital road, a year after the contract was announced, was unacceptable and unpardonable, especially as the state government would have intervened in the project.
The group noted that Ekere as a former deputy governor of the state boycotted the funeral service of the current deputy Governor’s brother for fear of being reprimanded by the Abak people.
In their words; “On August 11, 2017, Nsima Ekere, of NDDC awarded the contract for the construction of Hospital Road, Abak. On August 12, 2017, construction equipment moved into the area and drove around pretending to do something.”
“The entire dry season passed and 7 months after in March 2018, Nsima Ekere says the contractor stopped work because of pressure from the state government. Nsima Ekere says the contract for the construction of the Hospital Road in Abak has been terminated.”
The group wanted Mr. Ekere to face Abak people and explain how the state government forced her contractors not to do the road.
Pundits think the NDDC backed out of the projects due to mismanagement of funds which has crippled the agency.
But Ekpurikpu noted that the same man who could not step his foot in Abak ended up attending a wedding in neighboring Oruk Anam the next day.
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