Ex Gov. Attah Blames Akpabio Over Abandoned Projects In Akwa Ibom



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By Chuks Okoh

The former Governor, Akwa Ibom State, Chief Victor Attah has blamed the state government for the myriad of abandoned projects in the state. Attah accused the current governor of the state, Chief Godswill Akpabio of abandoning most of the projects he commenced while in office and said the action had put the state backward.

Attah in an interview with aviation correspondents  at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, MMA, Lagos, insisted that some of the abandoned projects in the state were good ideas, which he started while in office.

Some of the abandoned projects he mentioned included the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, MRO, facility for the Ibom International Airport, the state’s power plants, Ibom Science Park, Ibom Shipping building yard and urban water schemes with water works built in about 10 local government to articulate clean and safe water for the citizens of the state among many other projects in the state.

He explained that government should be continuum, stressing that most of the projects the present Lagos State Government, Bar. Babatunde Fashola is doing today in the state were some of those commenced by his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

He said, “It is the government that abandoned most of the projects I started in the state. You should direct your question of abandoned projects in the state to the state government. Several good ideas I started are abandoned today in the state.

“For instance, I started the MRO facility of the Ibom international Airport when I was the governor, but today, the MRO is abandoned. When we started, we had a technical partner from the United States, Dicon, which handles their airforce, but when the government came onboard, he sent them packing.

Government should be continuum. “Most of the projects Fashola is doing today were those commenced by his predecessor in the state. That is how it should be and not the other way round.”

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