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‘Udu yet to feel DESOPADEC’s presence’

By Oboh Agbonkhese

The Otota of Udu Kingdom, Chief Sam Odibo, has insisted that the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, has done nothing in Udu Local Government Area of the state since inception, adding that Udu leaders never visited the commission to share money as insinuated by one of its commissioners.

Odibo, who spoke to newsmen in Warri, in reaction to reports that the grievances of Udu chief with a DESOPADEC commissioner was misplaced, noted that the visit by Udu leaders to the commission’s Ujevwu zonal office was to demand for what is due Udu people.

He noted that the statement credited to a local chief insinuating that DESOPADEC money was not meant to be shared with community leaders was one insult too many.

According to him, all he want was to get Udu her fair share of government’s attention through DESOPADEC and other government agencies, adding that “regrettably, I have not known of any of his predecessors who distributed money meant for projects in Ughelli North and Ethiope East.

”Nothing in my earlier statement could have made the mind of anybody to run riot to the extent of insinuating that our visit was to urge the Commissioner to share funds meant for projects.”



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