Second Niger Bridge Construction Stopped As Host Communities Demand For "Entitlements"

Published 4 weeks ago by: success Xenab
at 08:58 AM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)

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Work stopped at the site because communities are demanding projects worth N500 million, while workers are seeking promotion and increase in allowances.

The Controller, Federal Ministry of Works in Anambra State, Adeyemo Ajani, has said the second Niger bridge may suffer a serious setback if the government does not intervene urgently in the crisis between the contractors and host communities as well as workers.

Ajani, in an interview with Daily Trust, said work had stopped on the second Niger bridge and if there is no quick intervention, it might affect the scheduled date of completion.

According to him, work stopped at the site because communities are demanding projects worth N500 million, while workers are seeking promotion and increase in allowances.

The controller added that the project did not have any issues in terms of funding, but that the communities were trying to delay its completion.

Some communities from Anambra and Delta states stopped work at the site, alleging that the project manager "has not given them their dues".

Ajani, said, ‘‘Each community is demanding a project worth N50 million and by the time it is calculated, it will amount to N500 million. Where can such money come from?

"Even the Works Tender Board cannot approve that kind of money. It is only the government that can address it and that is why we are seeking its intervention”.

He noted that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the communities and the contractors had yet to be signed due to the demands.


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kp45 at 09:30 AM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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Ok
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scottchris at 09:31 AM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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please what entitlemens biko?......development that wil favour evryone

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WhenYouThinkAboutIt at 10:13 AM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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that is a backward mentality, let's shun laziness, and help each other
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WhenYouThinkAboutIt at 10:21 AM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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I also hear in other communities, if a person wants to assist in providing roads or electricity, the youths ask for money, Those youths are so backward, infrastructure especially electricity, is a valuable resource
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Erekosima at 11:55 AM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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This is one of the reason Nigeria cannot move forward, a development that will favour everybody and maybe bring price of commodity down with the flow of transportation system. I think the contractor should stop work until they realise it is for their benefit. useless generation
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DrSoba at 12:11 PM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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Useless and jobless people, tomorrow they will open their dirty month and blame the government for not doing anything.
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DMG17 at 12:14 PM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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THIS IS ONE MAJOR SETBACK WE HAVE IN NIGERIA. NARROW-MINDED PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS TRY TO FIND BASES TO INITIATE IRRELEVANT ISSUES, JUST TO CREATE CONFUSION ALL OVER THE PLACE.

IT'S A SHAME HOW SOME PEOPLE AMONG US ARE ENEMIES TO PROGRESS. WHAT IS THE RATIONALE BEHIND STOPPING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS NEW BRIDGE FOR SOME ILLOGICAL ENTITLEMENTS? IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY VITAL SENSE AT ALL. WHY NOT ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLETION OF THIS NEW BRIDGE, LATER WE CAN SORT OURSELVES OUT IF NECESSARY?

THIS NEW BRIDGE WILL SUPPORT THE OLD BRIDGE. EVERYONE WILL GAIN FROM THIS NEW BRIDGE IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. IT WILL MAKE THE TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS FLOW EASILY. IT WILL IMPROVE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES RAPIDLY.
PEOPLE TRAVELING FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST AND BACK WILL APPLY THIS NEW BRIDGE, TRANSPORTATION WILL BE LESS COMPLICATED.

COMMON SENSE TELLS YOU THAT DEVELOPMENT IS EVERYTHING IN A SOCIETY. SIMPLY PUT, THE NEW BRIDGE IS YOUR ENTITLEMENT.
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DMG17 at 01:43 PM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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Exactly!
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maizaxx at 08:43 PM, 21/10/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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Please what has Nnamdi Kanu got to say about this? Is it Buhari that's causing the crisis?
That's my problem with us; we are quick to criticize when we are the ones being offended but when we are the culprits we tend to keep mute.
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