Mudiaga-Odje tasks FG on East-West road
BY FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI—Warri-based constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Dr. Akpo Mudiaga-Odje, has urged the Federal Government to complete the East-West road within the next 18 months.
Odje, who spoke to newsmen yesterday in his Evwreni country home, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, blamed the slow pace of the project on government.
Urging the Federal Government to redouble its effort towards the completion of the road project, he described the slow pace of the project as a disservice to the people of the Niger Delta.
He said: “The road is still in a very deplorable state of disrepair as we speak. Within 18 months to two years, the Federal Government should complete the road because that is where the resources of this country come from. If these people cannot be connected by roads, what can they say they are developing in the Niger Delta?
“The crude oil that Nigeria depends on, the price is now $115 per barrel at 2.47 million barrels per day. What has that reflected on the people whose resources have been sequestrated by Nigerians? Nothing!”