Mobilize Back to Site; IYC Warns Berger Over Bodo-Bonny Road

The spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council Comrade Bedford Berefa has condemned in strong terms the abandonment of the over 37km Bodo-Bonny Road construction Julius Berger constuction company


We can not accept the rhythmical variation jargon that is complained by the company given the mandate to do that road since 2017. This is not acceptable anywhere in the globe. When contracts are awarded, it is expected to be completed in due time as agreed by both parties involved in awarding and construction.

Holding us to ransom and taking our peaceful disposition for granted will be resisted by the Ijaw Youth Council, we shall mobilize to stop any attempt by Julius Berger to dislodge their equipment from the construction site.

It is disheartening that a project that was initially awarded for N120billion in 2017 and an upward review to N200billion in 2021 with a renewed deadline for December 31st 2023 is still greeted with outmost abandonment. We are always unfairly victimised as a region.

Imagine the deplorable state of the East-West road that has taken forever to be completed. The IYC under Dr. Alaye Theophilus shall soon mobilize to the streets and shutting down facilities if we still continually suffer the same fate from the federal government, other related agencies and companies who are being paid by our purnnished environmental Black gold resources.

As reiterated by the federal minister for Works Sen. David Umahi, we shall not allow any equipment to leave the Bodo- Bonny Road project site until the road is completed as when due.

This is in line with the Kaiama Declaration on the 11th day of December 1998. Hence, the IYC is committed to questioning the lackadaisical approach by the federal government and relevant agencies on developmental issues in the Nige Delta.

We are using this medium to call on any contractor who has any abandoned project in the region to make haste and mobilize back to the site because we are going to employ the “by any means necessary” approach of Council to seek justice for our infrastructural deficit in the region. For us as council, the welfare of people is not negotiable.

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