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Why EFCC invited me – Udu council boss

By Emma Amaize
WARRI — CHAIRMAN of Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, Dr. Henry Sakpra, has explained his recent invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to Abuja, saying there was nothing unusual about it.

Speaking at a forum, Meet the Press, organised by the Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sakpra said, “The recent invitation by the EFCC is part of their normal activity. Some people  petitioned me to the EFCC over the street light project. That the light was not working and that the project was not even done, let alone working.

“That happened to be a  project very dear to my heart, which was completed within a very short time as the contractor did not fail us.

“When I got to EFCC, I told them that they can come and see things for themselves. I told them to come and see everything that I have been doing.

“As I speak to you, I have gone to EFCC and back, where I gave them the information they required.”

Dr. Sakpara disclosed that the council was to build modern Udu Hall at the cost of N46 million with a capacity for 2,000 persons, adding that fixing of inter-locking stones on Ovwian Maternity road was currently in progress

“We have provided water to many communities since I assumed office in May last year. We have built five schools of six classrooms, 18 lock-up stores and six unit public toilets.

“We also bought eight vehicles for public office holders,” he said, adding that  no fewer than 66 women have been trained in some skill acquisition programmes  and would soon be given starter packs.

“I have been a home boy and I am a home boy. I know the problems of my people and I am taking steps to solve them,” he said.


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