Kogi LGA Officials Turn Abandoned Multi-million Secretariat To Rice Farm

A multi-million naira secretariat constructed for the Ibaji Local Government Area in Onyedega neighborhood, Kogi State, has presently been became a rice farm as a consequence of years of inactivity.

Residents who despatched movies to SaharaReporters said that the LGA officers are accountable for the rice farming in addition to the Divisional Police Officer of Onyedega division.

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This is even because the residents lamented that the Local authorities Chairman, Williams Iko-Ojo Obiora, refused to relocate and work from the constructing.

“The secretariat is now a rice farm. Workers don’t do any official work there. We don’t feel the government’s presence in our community. We have to travel several kilometres away to Idah to get anything done,” a resident lamented.  

The construction had been deserted since 2014 because of the unhealthy highway connecting the neighborhood and seasonal floods.

Workers who spoke with SaharaReporters in February had stated the LGA Chairman had been working from Idah LGA, a neighbouring neighborhood which is about two-hour drive away.

“Youths during a political riot in 201 burnt down the old secretariat, but the government built a new one around 2014. But the secretariat has been abandoned since then.

“We have a liaison office in Idah LGA and that is where the LGA chairman operates from. There is no activity in this place. It is both deserted and overgrown with weeds. Our people are stressed having to go to faraway Idah because they can have any contact with their LGA office,” one of many employees had famous.

SaharaReporters learnt that the Ibaji Progressive Youth Foundation, one of many foremost teams representing the individuals, had written a protest letter to the LGA Chairman, demanding that he function from their neighborhood and really feel their pains.

The letter titled, “Demand to Relocate Ibaji Liaison office back to Ibaji LGA Headquarters – Onyedega,” was signed by the IPYF National President, Comrade Apeh Kelvin and the General Secretary, Linus Egwu.

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Kogi LGA Officials Turn Abandoned Multi-million Secretariat To Rice Farm

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