From Babatunde Rahman, Lokoja
Kogi State Chairman, United Labour Congress (ULC), Comrade Opaluwa Eleojo has called on Federal government to revive abandoned power plant projects in the state.
In a press statement issued weekend, the labour leader bemoaned the culture of waste that has become a recurring decimal in the country.
“We have observed, with regret, the culture of waste by government at every level. The National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) commenced the construction of injection substations in many parts of Kogi state and as we speak, many of them have been abandoned.
“Secondly, the federal government awarded contract for the construction of 132kva transmission stations in Anyigba and Kabba, today, these projects have become a shadow of themselves.
“To this effect, the congress is calling on the federal government to stop the culture of waste by ordering the contractors back to site and get the projects completed without further delay, so as to alleviate the suffering of the people, as there can be no meaningful development without the availability of electricity.
Opaluwa called on the state government to take up the issue and get it presented at the next National Economic Council meeting.