ISESELE EZEKIEL, Benin
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has reversed itself on the Ozar/Igbanke N100million solar street light Constituency project in Orhionmwon local government area, Edo State, saying the project belongs to the member representing the constancy, Hon Patrick Aisoweiren.
The Commission had earlier told the residents that the project was influenced by Senator Matthew Urhoghide of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Director, Community and Rural Development, NDDC, Edo State, Collins Osula, who tendered unreserved apology at the palace of Edion Ozar, Pa.John Okunbor and Enogie of Idumodin, Igbanke, His Royal Highness, Blessing Igiebor Otabor respectively said the engineering department and contractor who were more familiar with Senator Urhoghide misconstrued him as responsible for the project
He said after proper clarification and due consultation with the State NDDC Commissioner, the Commission discovered that the project was that of Hon. Aisoweiren representing Orhionmwon/Unhunmwode Federal Constituency
On his part, Aisoweiren said he split the 2016 constituency project into two, raised a cheque of N100million each for Igbanke road project and Ozar/Igbanke solar street light but that up till now he was yet to hear from NDDC on the solar street light project
He also promised to build a town hall and construct 1.2 kilometer road in Ozar as part of his 2017 Constituency project
But in a swift reaction, Senator Urhoghide insisted the project belongs to him as the facilitator, adding both the House of representative members and senators got N200million each as constituency project
He said his decision to site the project in Orhionmwon was not a misplacement of priority as one of the oil producing areas in the state.
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