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"There's An Ungoing Plot To Disturb Contractors Working On Benue Road" Governor Wike Raises Alarm

Posted: 30 March, 2017 at 06:45 am
Theres An Ungoing Plot To Disturb Contractors Working On Benue Road Governor Wike Raises Alarm
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A PLOT to disturb the contractor hired by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to reconstruct two roads in Benue State may have been uncovered.

The Rivers State governor yesterday raised the alarm over the plot to scuttle the multi-billion project.

On Sunday, Wike said he decided to reconstruct the Makurdi-Naka-Adoka and the Aliade-Oju-Obarike-Ito-Otukpo roads in Benue State, as his contribution to alleviate the suffering of people of the state. He put the project cost at N4 billion.

Speaking yesterday, Wike alleged that some elements in the Benue State were planning to disturb contractor he had mobilised to the sites.

He said: “We have mobilised the contractor to site, to reconstruct the two roads in Benue. But information reaching us indicate that there is plan to disturb the work. We want to get the road done as quickly as possible, but the plan to disturb the contractor is giving us some worries.

“Those who are planning this should bear in mind that they are working against development. The people of Benue, who use these roads, are suffering and we want to bring an end to this by reconstructing the roads. Those against the job should not be enemies of progress.”

According to him, the recent protest of pensioners in the state confirmed his earlier claim that the welfare of the people in Benue State has not received adequate attention from the government.

“You must have heard that pensioners protested in Benue. They protested because they are being owed pension arrears. I have been vindicated. The Benue State government has failed in its duties,” he said.

Wike's call for the imposition of a state of emergency in Benue State over what he described as the state government's show of incapability in handling security matters drew the ire of his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom.

He also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe Ortom over the use of Paris Club refund allocation.

On the Paris Club refunds, the governor said despite the amount of money disbursed to Benue, the state government has not done much for the people.

Wike said Benue people are suffering “because they don't have dividends of democracy.”

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