NOA calls for peace, tol­er­ance

Weekly Trust - - News - Lat­i­fat Opoola Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

Con­cerned by the ris­ing ten­sion in the coun­try, the Na­tional Ori­en­ta­tion Agency (NOA) has ap­pealed for peace, love and tol­er­ance among Nige­ri­ans.

The agency also urged moral au­thor­i­ties to cau­tion their fol­low­ers in ex­er­cis­ing their du­ties in their com­mu­ni­ties. The Chair­man Se­nate Com­mit­tee on Works, Sen­a­tor Kabiru Gaya, has ex­pressed dis­sat­is­fac­tion over the slow pace of con­struc­tion of road that links Baro In­land Port in Niger State to other parts of the coun­try.

The N1.2bil­lion road was said to have since been com­pleted and await­ing com­mis­sion­ing but work on the only ac­cess road to the town, which was ex­pected to kick-start the much an­tic­i­pated eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties has stalled for years.

The con­tract for the road was ear­lier awarded in 2009 but was re­voked in 2012 and later

The Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the agency, Dr Garba Abari stated this in a state­ment yes­ter­day is­sued by the agency fol­low­ing re­ports of un­rests in parts of the coun­try.

Abari called for calm and re­straint on the part of the cit­i­zens, urg­ing the youths es­pe­cially not to al­low them­selves be used to stoke the fires of un­rest.

Se­nate de­cries low pace of work on Baro In­land Port road

re-awarded to an In­dian firm as the 2015. How­ever work on the project stalled again due to non-re­lease of funds un­til the new ad­min­is­tra­tion mob­lised the con­trac­tor to site.

How­ever, Sen­a­tor Gaya con­demned the slow pace of work on the project dur­ing an in­spec­tion visit by the com­mit­tee to the site in Agaie lo­cal govern­ment area of the state.

The com­mit­tee also as­sessed on-go­ing con­struc­tion works on Tatabu Bridge which links the North with the South-West, where it com­mended the Fed­eral Govern­ment in pro­vid­ing al­ter­na­tive route for mo­torists and com­muters.

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