…. ACCUSES FG OF COMPLICITY
The apex youth body in Ogoni, the Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) has condemned in strongest terms the death of 8 commuters crushed to death by a falling trailer loaded with container on Thursday October 6, 2022 on the Ogoni axis of the east/west road due to the deplorable state of the road.
Reacting to the incident, the President-General, Comrade Legborsi Yamaabana of OYF who spoke with news men from Abuja, said the Federal Government is vicariously responsible for the ugly incident. He declared the Federal Government vicariously responsible for the death of these people and noted that the ugly incident could have been advoided if the Federal Government had listened to the yearnings and series of protests by Ogoni youths to fix the road.
The Ogoni Youth boss, was informed after the ugly incident, by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, that contractors would be mobilised to site within two weeks. He however, expressed surprise why the government jettisoned series of protests, concerted efforts and engagements by the youths regarding the road thus far, but chose to mobilise contractors to site now that lives have been lost. Could it be that the government wanted to spilt blood first before performing their responsibility? Yamaabana queried!
He called on government to expedite action without much ado and mobilize contractors to site before the end of October as promised, as a default of this last agreement would be seen as provocative and left the people of Ogoni with no option but to perpetually close down the road.
In the same breath, the President-General expressed deepest condolences to the bereaved families and prayed God Almighty to give them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss of their loved ones. He further called on Ogoni youths and all those affected directly and indirectly by the poor state of the road to keep calm as plans are underway to proffer a lasting solution.
Barr. Lene Kingsley Lekue
Publicity Secretary, OYF