Groups decry abandoned projects in four states
THE Africa Network of Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa) said they have identified 84 abandoned projects in four states of the Niger Delta by various bodies set up by both the federal and state governments to support development in the region.
Addressing a world press conference yesterday in Benin City, the groups identified the four states to include Edo, Delta, Ondo and Cross River states where they stressed a survey involving members of these communities was carried out in 24 communities in eight local councils of the states.
ANEEJ’s Executive Director, Rev. David Ugolor and his LITE-Africa counterpart, Joel Bisina, called on both the federal and state governments to re-focus the various institutions for the desired change and development of the region.
Ugolor said: “Niger Delta residents have also struggled to fully understand the mandate of each of these agencies and how to single out each of these institutions to deliver in terms of development in the region.”
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