Stop Creating Crisis in Ogbaru,’ Council Chairman Tells Julius Berger PLC

The Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Hon. Arinzechukwu Awogu has asked the construction company handling the Second Niger Bridge project, Julius Berger, to be circumspect in its dealings with communities in the Council.

The Council Chairman stated this amidst protest by communities in the Local Government Area, over the construction giant’s selective sharing of its Covid-19 palliative materials.
The palliative materials which include bags of rice and condiments were given to four (4) communities in the Council; Okpoko, Odekpe, Atani and Akili-Ozizor, leaving out the other twelve (12) communities.

The people are now demanding to know the criteria the company used in the sharing, whether the rest communities are no longer part of Ogbaru LGA as the selective sharing is now causing rumbles in the isolated communities and may ignite another round of agitation even as the company has not fulfilled the understanding reached in addressing issues raised in the suit against them and has also not done anything about the demands of the youths of the area.

The Council Chairman has however appealed to the management of the company to extend same gesture to the remaining communities so as to douse the tension.

He further advised the company to consider centralizing the distribution of future items so as to ensure even distribution and the accommodation of all communities in the Council.

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