BY OBED OLUKU…
Our attention has been drawn to the refutal made by some faceless persons in defence of Mutu involvement in Akugbene shore protection piling project. It is not our style to join issues with every dick, Tom and Harry but the need to straighten the record becomes needful as lies told without a corresponding response could be seen as truth.
The said publication is misleading, unguided and where meant to mislead the public about the true story of the Akugbene abandoned shore protection Piling contract.
The position canvassed by the authors of the said publication was meant to entertain gullible Ijaw people and it should be disregarded.
We are making a thorough investigation about the Akugbene shore protection contract. The excuses given by the authors for the abandonment of the project were flimsy and false. Heads will roll when we finish our findings. A lot of money has been paid to the contractor. The few piling sheets and precast at the project site are not commensurable to monies paid. The contractor should accept blame for the problem of the hight of the piling sheet and topographical problem being used as an excuse by the authors of the said publication.
It may interest you to know that it is the duty of a responsible contractor, consultant and engineer to understand the topography of the project site, before commencing work and that NDDC can’t be blamed for it. The problem cited can’t exonerate the contractor of project scandal. It only shows that the contractor is a kindergarten contractor. He is not qualify for such jobs but the project was given to him on political grounds.
The authors of the counter report lied. We have written HRM, Pere St. Luke, The Pere, Kalanama ll, of Akugbene Mein-Kingdom to prevail on his subject who has callously abandoned such an important project to mobilize back to site. And the faillure of the contractor to do the needful will provoke us to break silent on the Akugbene abandoned shore protection project. The contractor does not have technical knowledge on such gigantic and multiple billion naira project.
Therefore, we call on relevant authorities to prevail on the said contractor and ensure he mobilizes back to site before we make issue out of it.
Mayor Timi Ogobiri
Acting Spokesman of Ijaw People’s Development Initiative, IPDI.