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Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by UncommonReports(m): 10:49pm On Jul 28

The Minister, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has appealed to protesting Niger Delta youths to bear with the Federal Government, assuring that the Ministry is taking adequate intervention steps to addressing the deplorable state of the Eleme-Onne Section soon and ensuring the completion of the project by 2022.

Akpabio disclosed this while meeting with the Ogoni Ethnic Nationality Stakeholders recently to appeal for peace and calmness by the youths in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The Minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Babayo Ardo informed that, with the review of the initial contract scope of work and contract unit rates imperative, specific measures for addressing the contingent site conditions militating against the progress of work were taken.

Conveying the efforts being made by the Federal Government through the Ministry on the progress of work on the upgrading of 15km Port Harcourt to Onne Port Junction Section lllA of the ongoing East-West Road Dualization project contract, the Minister noted that the initial contracts for dualization of the 338km road linking Warri to Oron through Kaima, Ahoada, Port Harcourt, Ogoni and Eket Townships (Sections 1-1V) was initially awarded in four sections to four different contractors in 2006. “lt is well known that Section 1 (Warri - Kaima covering km. 0+000-Km.15+000 was not part of the contract initially awarded in 2006 because it was in good condition having been dualized earlier”

He noted that “over time, the Port Harcourt - Onne junction portion had progressively deteriorated as a result of heavy axle loading, flooding and is no longer serviceable for the current traffic volumes. Therefore, the Ministry had to award the Contract for additional works to Messrs RCC Nigeria Limited to upgrade the Port Harcourt Onne Port Junction”.

He further stated that due to poor annual budgetary provisions, the contract for upgrading of Section IIIA awarded in 2014 could not commence until the Ministry paid the contractors the full mobilization Advance in 2020. The condition of the road deteriorated during the period of delay and there has been serious encroachment on the right-of-way initially delineated for the road.

The Minister informed that the Ministry has proposed an extra-budgetary intervention for inclusion of the East-West Road Sections I-IV in the 2021 SUKUK Issuance Programme of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Debt Management Office, this is part of the efforts made by the Ministry to access adequate funding for the completion of the East-West road project.

It is in pursuance of this objective that the Ministry stepped down 345 projects and committed N10 billion in the current 2022 budget lwhile Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) made provision of 10 billion in the 2020 annual budget and another N25 billion in 2021 budget to impact positively on the rate of progress of work on the East-West road he stressed.

The Minister therefore urged the Ogoni Youths, relevant stakeholders and Niger Deltans “to exercise patience with us as the Ministry is committed to bringing succour to the People of the Niger Delta Region.
https://tribuneonlineng.com/we-are-taking-holistic-review-on-deplorable-eleme-junction-akpabio-tells-protesting-youths/amp/

Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Fahdiga(m): 10:53pm On Jul 28
Uncommon lie

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by yanabasee1(m): 11:27pm On Jul 28
Fahdiga:
Uncommon lie

If there's anything about Akpabio that I know is that he's a man of his words....



Go figure, he'd never say what he can't do...




Even though he's a thief...

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Staphylococcus: 11:51pm On Jul 28
Everything PDP started never finished.

Even its own secretariat.


Party is really cursed!

PDP should just follow APGA's ideology.. if you can't build a solid and genuine one, build a counterfeit or substandard one.

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by MVLOX(m): 11:54pm On Jul 28
Stories for Ogun
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Autossolutions: 11:55pm On Jul 28
Is this what we voted for ?

Bribing the Citizens with Basic Amenities

Shame on Us

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Navalsadiq(m): 11:55pm On Jul 28
That road uptil now

Nowa Gbam tai
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by chatinent: 11:56pm On Jul 28
My own anger is seeing sb who has ruled before as a state governor becoming a minister.

Recycling a particular set of people like others were created to be ruled.

Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by KELVINXY: 11:56pm On Jul 28
I’m still trying to understand why such an important road has been neglected so far.?! undecided

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by realstars: 12:22am On Jul 29
We All Know That The Road Will Be Completed When 2023 Election Is Draw Closser,
The Only Trusted Person To Do That Road Is Akpabio.

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Gspotlicker(m): 12:32am On Jul 29
Even as a thief that he is..


Akpabio is a man of his words



KNOW THIS AND KNOW PEACE
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by ahmedajadi(m): 12:40am On Jul 29
When I remember Akpabio, I remember Joy Nunieh, When I remember Joy Nunieh, I remember Professor Pondei, When I remember Professor Pondei, I remember the drama.. When I remember the drama, water throwaway me eyes.... Away Away, water throwaway me eyes...

Drama people too plenty for this country no be small. If you know, you know. grin
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by OpinionCounts(m): 12:58am On Jul 29
KELVINXY:
I’m still trying to understand why such an important road has been neglected so far.?! undecided

After seeing all the infrastructural wonders Buhari is doing for the north, from massive roads to railways, to military universities, to water boards in his village etc etc. The East west road still in shambles is a Serious question that should be directed to GEJ. Even the road to his village was constructed by the Buhari regime, what a monumental shame.

GEJ was a total waste of southern presidency slot.

Absolutely no serious infrastructural development was done by GEJ for the South South where he hails from for the entire 6years he ruled as president of Nigeria.

A huge shame.

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Passionate888: 1:24am On Jul 29
Go complete that Eleme junction to Bori road

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by frankson1(m): 1:49am On Jul 29
yanabasee1:


If there's anything about Akpabio that I know is that he's a man of his words....



Go figure, he'd never say what he can't do...




Even though he's a thief...




The road was originally not under his ministry but he 'cornered' it because he wants to increase the contract sum to his advantage.
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Niom(m): 1:52am On Jul 29
If Akpabio turely said this, they should go to sleep with their two eyes closed.
He is a man of his words. though, a big thi*f.
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by SecretReporter(f): 3:42am On Jul 29
Rubbish Minister
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by kenzysmith(m): 4:12am On Jul 29
This man is a big theif
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by kenzysmith(m): 4:15am On Jul 29
yanabasee1:


If there's anything about Akpabio that I know is that he's a man of his words....



Go figure, he'd never say what he can't do...




Even though he's a thief...
yes we kw but since he join apc d guy just change did u watch d probing of nddc?
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by ofiko123(m): 4:46am On Jul 29
Nice one... Kudos to senator Godswill Akpabio...
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by JessetariahMD(m): 4:48am On Jul 29
Since on monday eleme youth shut down that road
Can you imagine a place that generates millions of naira everyday
With all the companies way dey if you see the road enh
It's so bad to the point containers dey fall every single day
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Glamouzpeter(f): 4:59am On Jul 29
If he said it, forget it, he will definitely do it because He is the man of his words

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by gfon(m): 5:32am On Jul 29
kenzysmith:
This man is a big theif
him thief ur phone?? His still one of the best governors to ever rule a state.Go and ask akwa-ibomites

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by gfon(m): 5:34am On Jul 29
Glamouzpeter:
If he said it, forget it, he will definitely do it because He is the man of his words
don't mind them,his works still speaks for him in akwa-ibom

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Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Nobody: 6:17am On Jul 29
This ministry is one of the redundant in the country since 2015.
Calabar/Itu/Odukpani highway dualisation project has been reduced to oblivion by government, forgotten completely and we have become helpless.
So many campaign promises dashed on the feet by this government. Hopefully, incoming one will be more sensitive and pragmatic to the plight of the people.
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by resenne(f): 6:21am On Jul 29
Cash cow ministry. they better fix that road or I guess they have not embezzled enough.
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Seerade029: 6:22am On Jul 29
Hope the East West road is about 10Lanes with open drainage ?
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by handiriwamadi: 6:26am On Jul 29
UncommonReports:
https://tribuneonlineng.com/we-are-taking-holistic-review-on-deplorable-eleme-junction-akpabio-tells-protesting-youths/amp/
if that sections of the east west road where to be in his State will he akpabio keep lying to his people? God is watching him. Useless idiot.
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by Nobody: 6:43am On Jul 29
handiriwamadi:
if that sections of the east west road where to be in his State will he akpabio keep lying to his people? God is watching him. Useless idiot.
You can go and check if you care, but I can confidently tell you that since the inception of government, not enough has been done to federal roads in neither his state nor neighbouring Cross River. Worst of all is the total redundancy of that ministry. The ministry has been
're-nomenclaturized' to a Ministry of election funding, thereby using its funds for elections purposes.
Do you due diligence.
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by bayelsaowei(m): 7:14am On Jul 29
grin grin
Re: Akpabio Assures Niger Delta Youths Of Completion Of East-West Road by phemmyfour: 7:19am On Jul 29
Lori iro

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