N200b farm settlement abandoned in six years
The Federal Government special farm settlement project worth over N200 billion has been abandoned six years after its commencement.
By: New Telegraph
The project, which was awarded to traditional ruler of a community in Bayelsa state under the regime of former president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was expected to house staff of the settlement, office complex and agricultural facilities.
The complex was to assist the Anambra state College of Agriculture, Mgbakwu, in the institution’s practice works when completed.
According to the former for agriculture, chief Godson Ezenagu, who spoke with reporters in Awka North Local Government area the project was attracted by him while he was in office, but lamented that it had been abandoned six years after.
“This is a federal government project and it was awarded to a contractor, who is a traditional ruler in Bayelsa state and the contractor mobilized to site and later work stopped.”
We have written to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and ever since nothing had been done.
Ezenagu, who is the federal House of Representatives’ candidate for under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP), noted that party his mission in national assembly was to ensure that the project was completed.
“We have college of agriculture Mgbakwu, and the settlement was to service the school in practical training and also provide employment for people in the area.
“The five buildings already constructed in the area have all collapsed and it is fast becoming a hideout for criminals.
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