28 September 2015, Warri — The people of Uzere, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, have decried the spate of alleged abandonment of projects in the community by Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, and the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Speaking with newsmen, President General of the community, Mr. Columbus Oguname, lamented that Uzere, as the second community where oil was discovered in Nigeria, was being neglected by the federal and the state governments.
Reiterating that the interventionist agencies were set up for the development of oil producing communities, he alleged that the projects being executed in the community by the commissions were awarded in such a way that they could not be completed.
He said: “We have pockets of projects from NDDC and DESOPADEC and they are all done in such a way that they cannot be completed. It is either the government will not mobilize or they will mobilize in such a way that the projects cannot be completed.”