FG Abandons Bodo- Bonny Road Project

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The multi billion naira Bodo-Bonny road project being undertaken by the Federal Government to link Bonny Island to the rest of the country my have been abandoned following the alleged departure of Gitto Construction, the firm handling the project, from the site.

The Tide investigation also revealed that the one stretch kilometre of the road which runs from Bodo to the Bomu waterfront was over grown with weeds, suggesting that no work has been done on it for a long time.

Investigation further revealed that the bridge which seems to connect the mainland part of the road to the mangrove is still hanging.

The Tide also observed that there was no sign of activities at the company’s camp in Bodo as the gate is not only locked but all the vehicles also removed.

Some inhabitants of the area who spoke to The Tide on the issue confirmed the speculations that the company may have left the area as they have not seen any work being done on the road for sometime now.

Some of them, however, said that if the project is abandoned, it shows that the federal government is only playing politics with the project awarded in the late 70’s

Officials in the office of the federal comptroller of works in Port Harcourt who spoke under anonymity in an interview directed our reporter to contact the public relation officers of Gitto, Prof Jessy Ossai for comment, stressing that as a civil servant public service rules forbid them from commenting on the issue.

Although, The Tide could not reach Prof Ossai for comment as he was said to be in Abuja, but the  professor had last year told the visiting National Assemblies Sub-Committee on Works to the project site that the company may abandon the project if the federal government fails to release more funds to the company.

From Left: Mr J.K Gadzama (SAN); representative of the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Akin Oyateru, and  EFCC Chairman, Mrs Farida Waziri, at Nigeria's anti-corruption and executive forum on Nigeria in London on Sunday.
From Left: Mr J.K Gadzama (SAN); representative of the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Akin Oyateru, and EFCC Chairman, Mrs Farida Waziri, at Nigeria's anti-corruption and executive forum on Nigeria in London on Sunday.