NOA calls for peace, tolerance
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The contract for the road was earlier awarded in 2009 but was revoked in 2012 and later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.