Reps accuses Jonathan of stifling N/Delta Ministry of funds
he Minority Whip in the House of Representatives, Hon. Samson Osagie ,yesterday lamented the inability of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to mobilise funds for its various contractors handling major projects in the region, saying President Goodluck Jonathan is to blame.
The reps spoke at the declaration of his intention to contest for the February 2015 National Assembly elections to represent Edo South Senatorial District at the Senate.
According to him, “They (Niger Delta Ministry) have refused to mobilise their contractors. President Yar’Adua created that ministry just the way he introduced the amnesty programmes. But our brother, the president, who is supposed to take the ministry serious, also refuses to fund it,” he declared.
Specifically, Osagie said, “Benin/Abraka road I initiated in my first term has been abandoned because the ministry could not mobilise the contractor. The situation has befallen the Umogha-Nokhua road. Because of the abandonment of the project, the community is now experiencing serious flooding.”
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