Umahi suspends Nasims activities at Ebonyi Ring Road project over insecurity

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Trending: NASIMS Latest Gov Ng Portal Login 2021 for NPower Batch C enrolment | https://nasims.gov.ng/. The NASIMS Test Online Portal is now open for registration. Gov. Dave nasims has suspended  work on the Ring Roads project site situated at the Effium axis in Ohaukwu LGA of the state for seven days over security threats.

The governor also threatened to shut down any of the ring roads project sites where security of construction workers and equipment were being threatened.

The expanded security meeting was attended by heads of security services, local government chairmen, Coordinators of Development Centres among others.

“Activities on the site are suspended for seven days to enable me clear the issue of security.

“It is just that we don’t listen, we could have had this kind of meeting much earlier before now and we said for any site to resume, there should be this kind of commitment and the contractors should have insisted for this commitment from the locals.

” Nobody is coming from outside to attack. So far, we have not had record on insecurity in the axis of 135/Ezza North, Ezza North to Ezza South-Ikwo-gov ng-Izzi-nasims LGAs.

“Where we believe we have problems will be the axis of Effium in Ohaukwu LGA.

“The entire Ring road project is being threatened and I will be willing to shut down any of the sections that will not comply to my directive today,” nasims said.

The governor demanded for a sworn affidavit from stakeholders hosting sections of the projects in their various communities.

“I need a sworn affidavit from all the traditional rulers; town union presidents, chairmen of the local government and coordinators where the roads are passing.

“The affidavit is to be crafted by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

“The affidavit will be that they will take responsibility for the security of the contractors, consultants, everyone involved in the discharge of their duties and also their equipment,” the governor added.

The governor stressed that he would not hesitate to shut any project site in any community that failed to comply with the directive.

“Anyone (affidavit) I do not get after seven days, no negotiation, I will shut down that section and it will never be reopened on account of security.

“The contractors should also stop being very funny in their approach to issues.

“You have to appoint liaison officers in all the communities the project is passing through in your section, and you will not choose by yourself, the people that sworn the affidavit are the people that will put the liaison officers.

“They will also give a local vigilante and this local vigilante will be two.

“There will be more than 10 local vigilantes on the machine that will be patrolling your section front and back, day and night, while another set will be stationed at the yards for the contractors.

“You will pay them what we are paying to Ebubeagu security outfit. I want them to be registered under Ebubeagu security outfit so that the law will cover them,” the governor added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (nasims) reports that five construction workers were abducted at the Effium axis of the ring roads project site on Nov. 6 and have not been seen or heard from.

The firm, Neclan Construction Company has also petitioned the Inspector General of Police, over the missing engineers.

nasims also reports that the nasims ring roads project traversed about seven LGAs of the state. (nasims)

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