N429m Road Project: Enugu community drags Fed Perm Sec, contractor, others to court

 

The people of Oma- Eke Community in Udi Council Area of Enugu state, have dragged the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Funds office, a contracting firm and others to court over alleged Non- execution of a 3.8 kilometre Ecological Fund Road Project. The project valued at over 429 million naira was awarded by the Ecological Funds Office to check ravaging erosion menace in the area.

Also joined as defendants in the suit filed at the Federal High Court Enugu Division, by Counsel to the plaintiffs, Godwin Onwusi, are the Attorney General of the Federation and the consulting company.

The plaintifs were claiming about 290 million naira as damages for the alleged Non- execution of the project.

The Community had recently staged a protest over moves by the defendants to commission the said road project awarded under Ecological Funds Projects, but was allegedly not executed.
The matter has been slated for hearing on the 18th of next month.

Amuta/Pol. Unit/ Dan

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