By Charles Kumolu,
•Sagay, Lori-Ogbebor, Itsekiri leaders ask for probe •Presidential C’tte on anti-graft pledges action
Deputy Features Editor
The fate of $6 million and N1 billion provided for the construction of Ugborodo New Town in Warri Kingdom, Delta State, is being addressed by Itsekiri leaders
The funds which were paid by Chevron and Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, into the account of Itsekiri Regional Development Council, IRDC, at various occasions are dreaded missing.
Because of the circumstance, Ugborodo community, Saturday Vanguard assembled, is nearly being washed away by the ocean, while there is nothing on the ground to propose that a new town has been built for the oil-rich
Stressed over the issue, Warri Women Consultative Assembly, Itsekiri youths people, and elder took the issue to the Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, encouraging him to investigate the issue in his ability as a leader of the anti-graft committee.
A petition detailing the historical backdrop of the assets from the donation of $6 million by Chevron to the provision of N1 billion by DESOPADEC, was given over to him.
Verification Committee Attached to the protest letter signed by Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor and Sir A.S Mene, was a document authored by Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, PILOT, Verification Committee on DESOPADEC, which revealed that only 15 units of bungalows at foundation level were the structures at the site of the proposed new town.
At the forum in Lagos, Sagay, who is likewise of the Itsekiri ethnic extraction, did not just condemn the mismanagement of community development funds yet guaranteed to make a suitable move.