The dualisation of Ughelli-Asaba and the Warri/Uwvie Storm Drain are a number of the infrastructure initiatives listed for completion by Delta State governor with the £4.2 million loot linked to erstwhile governor James Ibori.
In accordance with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, he had communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari on the necessity to return the money to the state for the completion of initiatives.
He dropped the trace on Wednesday whereas that includes on a Channels Tv programme Politics As we speak.
Okowa stated: “On our half, I’ve spoken with the attorney-general of the federation. My attorney-general went to have a gathering with him. We’re working, and we’re prone to come on the identical web page. We have now written a proper letter of protest to Mr. President.
“Ours is to persuade the federal authorities to know that the cash must return to Delta.”
The UK Authorities agreed to return the money seized from these it recognized as mates to the previous governor and members of his household.
It signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Authorities on how the funds needs to be utilized.
President Buhari directed that the cash be deployed within the completion of the Second Niger Bridge, the Abuja-Kano Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The presidential directive elicited criticism from involved stakeholders.
Okowa is insisting that the cash needs to be spent on initiatives within the state if it can’t be despatched to Delta for disbursement.
Explaining the contents of Okowa’s letter to the President, Data Commissioner Charles Aniagwu stated it contained an attraction to the Presidency on the necessity to full ongoing infrastructure initiatives and an assurance that the cash shall be ploughed into completion of the Ughelli-Asaba dualisation undertaking.
He additionally listed the continued Warri/Uwvie Storm Drain as one other undertaking for completion with the looted fund.
“The state wants large injection of funds to make sure its (Warri/Uwvie Storm Drain) completion,” Aniagwu stated.
He added: “The letter didn’t say greater than Governor Ifeanyi Okowa stated on tv. The letter merely defined to the Presidency why the cash ought to come to Delta. It stated we have now received infrastructure initiatives that are ongoing and we’re saying that federal authorities ought to please assist us.”
“We’d like extra money for our initiatives. As an example, the Federal authorities paid us a part of the cash for the Ughelli-Asaba dualisation undertaking which ex-governor Uduaghan began and we put all the cash again into the undertaking. This explicit cash will assist us push it by.
“Additionally, the letter highlighted the necessity to deploy a part of the cash into the Warri/ Uwvie Storm Water Drain undertaking. That cash will in no small measure assist in its completion.”