ACN Makes Case For Flood Disaster Victims
The Rivers State Chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, is pained to recall the excruciating experience of land and property owners across the State who have to forfeit their part or whole property to either government or natural disasters occasioned by the ongoing reconstruction programme in the State.
In a press statement by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) issued and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Jerry Needam, the party while sympathizing with all the affected persons and groups said such is the price of development with hardly an alternative solution.
The ACN Spokesman, Jerry Needam, however enjoins the government and the construction companies to keep faith with the Principle of Compensation as contained in the contractual agreements and always emphasized by Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi whose assurances may have convinced the people to willingly give in to such unsolicited displacements and disasters.
He also stressed government's responsibility in this wise as elucidated in the United Nations World Earth Day celebrated Sunday, April 22, 2012
But disappointingly, Jerry Needam pointed out, unless people take to the streets and conduct themselves in a disorderly manner the government hardly wakes up to this agreement.
He expressed surprise that up till date attention is yet to be paid to the victims of the flood disaster at Woji Road, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt which dealt a devastating blow to many residents, forcing them out of their houses and destroying millions of naira worth of property, all occasioned by the construction work by MESSRS STEMCO Construction Company.
More disturbing is the deplorable state of the road each time it rains as witnessed today during the early morning rain.
“Though it is needless to apportion blame for this incident, neither is it in doubt that both the government and the construction company meant well for the people but if a proper study of the environment was made the disaster would have been either prevented or checkmated.
Nonetheless, it's only wise and expedient to assist the residents recoup some losses with the relevant authorities and departments meeting with these landlords with a view to reasonably paying them compensation”, the ACN said.
This, according to the ACN will pave way for both government and construction companies into new areas that may be so affected in future as development is an ongoing thing with little or no resistance from the people. Development, ACN concluded is meant for man and not man for development.
Jerry Needam, JP
Action Congress of Nigeria
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
THE RESIDENTS $ LANDLORDS OF WOJI ROAD, GRA PHASE 2 AND ENVIRONS, PORT HARCOURT
C/O EUGENE ODEY ESQ, PLOT 213 WOJI ROAD, GRA PHASE 2, PORT HARCOURT.
e-mail: [email protected] Phone: 08033384306.
23RD MARCH, 2012.
RT. HON. ROTIMI CHIBUIKE AMAECHI
THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE
RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT HOUSE
REQUEST FOR INDEMNITY FOR THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE FLOOD DISASTER ON WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 2, PORT HARCOURT.
Recall that vide ours dated 23rd February, 2012, we sent you an S.O.S requesting for immediate attention in respect of the flood disaster occasioned by the road reconstruction currently carried out by Messrs Stemco construction Company on Woji Road GRA Phase Port Harcourt.
Suffice to say that up till now, nothing has been done to alleviate the sufferings of the victims of the disaster. We therefore forward to you the provisional estimate of damages suffered by some of the flood disaster victims.
|1||APOSTLE G. D. NUMBERE||PLOT17, OROGBUM CRESCENT,GRA PHASE 2||RE-INTERLOCKING OF PREMISES||885,000|
|2||DR.INNOCENT EKWEM||PLOT 215, WOJI ROAD||1.FLOWERS |
2.PUMPING MACHINE --
3.SOAKAWAY TANK 4.INTERLOCKING STONES&TILES
5. DAMAGED GATE
|50, 0000 |
|3||DR. GEORGIANA NGERI-NWAGHA||PLOT 106 A&B, WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 2|| || 350, 000 200,000 50,000 |
|4||ENGR (DR) AMAZIAH WALTER OTUNYO||PLOT 317 WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 1|| || 2,200,000 600, 000 285,000 |
250,000 65,000 650,00
|5||SIR (CHIEF) (ENGR) HAMS SUKU- OGBARI (JP) KSC||NO. 10 OROGBUM CRESCENT, GRA PHASE 2|| || 200,000 |
60, 000 250,000 50,000 160,000 160,000
|6||MR. ALEX ENEBELI||PLOT 211 WOJI ROAD |
| || 250,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 180,000 260,000 |
|7||CAPT.BEN BRIGGS||PLOT 162 WOJI ROAD |
GRA PHASE 2
| || 1,900,000 |
|8||MADAM.NWANKPO SCHOLASTICA UZOMA||LASTICA-COUTURE |
NO.9BODO STREET OFF WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 2
|TOTALLY DAMAGED GOODS AND ITEMS TOTAL||2,657,000|
|9||SIR. DAVE BANIGO||126 WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 2||REPLACEMENT OF BROKEN PEREMETER FENCE------||3,500,000|
|10||HRH (IGWE) ENGR. AUSTIN UDISI||PLOT 213 WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 2|| || 1,800,000 |
500,000 1,300,000 150,000
|11||HRH (KING) CAPT. FRANK N. OKURAKPO, Odhe 2nd (JP)PHD||No. 119 WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 2 PORT HARCOURT|| || 200,000 |
|12||MRS TONYE BRIGGS ONIYIDE||PLOT 134 WOJI ROAD GRA PHASE 2 PORT HARCOURT|| ||100,000 |
100,000 200,000 75,000 3,850,000
GRAND TOTAL-------------- N31, 657, 000