Politicians and Civil Society groups in Bayelsa State on Tuesday commended the Federal Government over the recent approval of N700million for the completion of abandoned Federal Secretariats in six states of the Federation.
The projects,initiated under the last administration of Former President,Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and sited in Anambra, Bayelsa, Gombe, Nasarawa, Osun and Zamfara states, was allocated a N700million approval by the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for completion.
The Politicians and Members of the Civil Society groups, made up of the Special Adviser to the Bayelsa Governor on Legal Matters, Barr. Stanley Amabide, the State Chairman of a regional socio-political group known as Voice of South-South(VSS), Barr. Dumbo and the State Chairman of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Chief Nengi James said though the completion of the projects are long overdue, the approval is a right step in the right direction.
According to Stanley Amabide, who is also a one time Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), “the decision of the Federal Government to release funds to complete abandoned projects is highly commendable and should be extended to all other abandoned projects in the country. Apart from the fact that this will inject funds into the economy and help fight recession, it will also give environmental facelifts and engender productivity.”
In his opinion, Barr. Dumbo The approval is a step in d right direction. It should be matched with d corresponding release of funds without undue delays. We expect d Buhari led APC Govt to do more of similar developmental moves across d Niger Delta rather than spend stupendous sums of money on military operations aimed at intimidating the good pple of the Niger Delta.”
“With particular reference to d Brass LNG, it is our clarion call that the Federal Govt shd demonstrate sufficient good will by working assiduously towards completing that project which is capable of absorbing several unemployed youths as well as rake in additional foreign exchange to propel Nigeria out of its current Recession. The Brass LNG must not be frustrated deliberately to justify current or later plans to sell it.”
Earlier, the State Chairman of the CLO, 9hief Nengi James said the completion of the project will save the State Government spaces allocated to house Federal Workers in the State, ” it is commendable and long overdue. It will save the State Government money and spaces being allocated to house Federal Workers. We also ask the Federal Government to direct the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) NDDC) to complete abadoned projects in the state.”