Abe blames Fed Govt for Rivers bad roads

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Sep 4th, 2014
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The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Magnus Abe, has blamed the transport challenges facing the people of Bonny in Rivers State on Federal Government’s failure to complete the Bodo-Bonny Road.

This followed the spate of boat mishaps on the Bonny River.

The senator urged churches and other organisations not to accept gifts from politicians without ascertaining the source of the gifts, especially as the electioneering period draws close.

Abe spoke at this year’s general harvest thanksgiving service of St. Stephen’s Anglican Cathedral, Bonny, with the theme: Harvesting in the Beauty of Holiness, taken from 2 Chronicle 16:29

The senator, who is also the Chancellor of the Diocese of Ogoni (Anglican Communion), observed a minute silence in honour of those who died in the boat mishap.

He read the first lesson at the service drawn from 2 Chronicle 16:23-29.

Abe recounted the efforts of the Rivers State Government to complete the road.

He said: “Governor Rotimi Amaechi pleaded with the Federal Government to allow the state take over the construction, but the appeal, for whatever reason unknown to Rivers people, was turned down.

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