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We lost N200m worth of completed projects to JTF bombardment – DESOPADEC

By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—DELTA State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) has said it lost over five executed projects valued at over N200 million during the bombardment of some communities by the Joint Task Force (JTF).

Senior Special Assistant to the Commission’s Chairman on Media and Publicity, Mr. Whiskey, stated this while briefing newsmen in Asaba yesterday.

According to him, “the bombardment of those communities was a major set back.  Five of our projects were destroyed.

“They were earth water project at Okerenkoko, hospital, primary school at Kukutia, including the liaison office at Oporoza and the skill acquisition centre too.

“These were destroyed during military bombardment and are valued at over N200 million and it is a major set back for us.”

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan had last week promised that “as a state, we are concerned in developing the destroyed communities like Okerenkoko and Ogborode.

“A committee will be set up to look into it. Already a master plan had been drawn up for the re-structuring and we hope they will be able to re-build the towns latest by March next year”.


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