Chief Chris Akomas, the Abia Deputy Governor warned on Monday in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, that the administration will not tolerate anybody destroying people-oriented projects.
Akomas, who gave the warning while addressing leaders of thought and youths from Alaoji and Umosi at the council headquarters, wondered why some youths sabotage government’s efforts to provide power to the people.
He said that the sabotage was coming now that the government was approaching the end of achieving the goal of completing the Alaoji Power Plant projects in the council area. “Government will not tolerate people bent on destroying projects that are aimed at bringing progress to the collective benefits of the people of Abia and Nigerians at large,” he said.
He said it was a criminal act to disrupt on-going projects, and warned those constituting themselves into clogs in the wheel of progress of government to stay clear of the plant or be ready to face the consequences of their activities. Akomas advised people who felt aggrieved to lay their complaints to the appropriate quarters, stressing that the administration would not tolerate any form of lawlessness and sabotage.
He pointed out that the Power Holding Company of Nigeria had maintained a cordial relationship with the host communities, noting that government viewed most power interruption as sponsored disruption.
Mr Victor Azumara, the Head of Service of Ugwunagbo Local Government, who responded on behalf of the people, commended the governor for ensuring that work continued at the power plant.
Azumara gave the assurance that the council would do everything within its powers to check the vandals and reduce youth restiveness in the area.