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‘Stop lying about Arondizuogu federal roads on national TV’ – HURIWA fires Ngige

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The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused the Minister of Labour and Productiveness, Chris Ngige, of being economical with the reality by saying the Okigwe-Arondizuogu and Arondizuogu–Uga Federal roads have been executed.

The Minister, who was reacting to problems with alleged marginalization of the South East throughout an look on Channels TV lately, highlighted a few of the roads the present federal authorities bequeathed to the folks of South East.

“We’re shocked on the audacity of the ‘Honourable’ Minister to make false claims on nationwide tv. It is because our workforce spent weeks driving across the Arondizuogu roads talked about by Dr. Chris Ngige as a few of the roads executed by the current administration of Muhammadu Buhari within the South East of Nigeria to show to the Minister that his claims lack empirical proof,” HURIWA stated in a press release signed by its Nationwide Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and made accessible to DAILY POST on Thursday.

“Simply think about the state of roads in Arondizuogu, Imo State; an enormous and mighty city that encompasses 3 native governments in Imo State – Okigwe, Onuimo and Ideato North. The roads have been demise traps for a very long time and Dr. Ngige nonetheless has the audacity to say the federal authorities has executed the roads.

“The Arondizuogu – Okigwe street is a vital Centerport to Arondizuogu and its deplorable situation has crippled the native financial system, impoverished the folks and set Arondizuogu again by not lower than 50 years. The folks, usually, are very offended concerning the horrible situation of this street which has lingered for a few years – moreso, when a serving Federal Minister comes on Nationwide tv to make claims that aren’t verifiable.

“Arondizuogu suffers from a number of deficiencies of social infrastructures and the worst-case state of affairs of marginalization of unfathomable scale even because the few indicators of civilization comparable to electrical energy and graded rural roads have been executed on account of communal and/or particular person efforts.

“The general public can now perceive HURIWA’s overwhelming shock as a result of Arondizuogu is quick making historical past as one of many communities in Imo State the place the obligation of street development and street rehabilitation has been handed to helpless indigenes.

“For example, the one supply of intermittent electrical energy energy to most elements of Arondizuogu in Onu-Imo native authorities was donated by a single particular person who can be reputed to have singlehandedly constructed some culverts and rural roads starting from his rapid neighborhood in part of Arondizuogu positioned inside Onu-Imo LGA. It have to be famous too that Arondizuogu traverses Okigwe and Ideato North native authorities space councils.

“Even after erecting a multi-million naira 5-star tourism edifice, The Hometown Resort in 2017, Chief Benbella Anachebe (SAN) was compelled to single-handedly tar the state street from Ugwu Akokwa to Eke Ndianiche as much as Odum street en route Ndiogbuonyeoma Uno.

“In impact, Arondizuogu is amongst these communities in Imo State that’s feeling the pains of a failed administration below the APC-led administration and Ngige is spending a lot time within the media spreading falsehood and outright low cost propaganda about some unbelievable feats the federal authorities has achieved which aren’t in existence anyplace.

“We, due to this fact, name on the President; His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to notice that the Arondizuogu Highway is a death-trap and that his Minister of Labour and Productiveness has not instructed him the entire fact concerning the state of that street.

“We invite Mr President to go to Imo State and drive by means of that street so he can then choose between the folks and the Minister who isn’t being truthful. Moreover, we name for sanction on the Minister; Dr. Chris Ngige for giving a nasty illustration of the federal government and for President Buhari to order the clear renovation of the street to face the check of time.

“The situation of federal roads within the South- East is deplorable. They’ve certainly grow to be demise traps. A few of them have been deserted and are actually out of use. Additionally, state roads will not be higher off. The abysmal situations of federal roads are a stain on the fame of this administration and to Dr. Chris Ngige particularly who has resorted to spreading political propaganda on tv.

“For the sake of being well mannered and never utilizing appropriately abusive language, one of the best ways to explain the state of the federal roads within the southeast is to make use of phrases comparable to deplorable, horrible, terrible, dreadful, surprising, lamentable, disgraceful, shameful and unpardonable.

“If there’s one single issue that signifies the crucial to restructure the nation’s funds and politics and produce authorities nearer to the folks, it’s the unpardonable state of the nation’s federal street community within the southeast.

“It’s unpardonable just because the nation is structured in such a way that the Government and Nationwide Meeting allocate to themselves a disproportionate share of the funds, whereas serially failing to alleviate the struggling of odd residents.”

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