Newsexpress place banner advert Yudala genuine products
50 escape death as heavy downpour uproots electric polls in Anambra

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 21/04/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 328

•EEDC electric poles blown down by heavy wind. Photo: Pamela Eboh.
•EEDC electric poles blown down by heavy wind. Photo: Pamela Eboh.

No fewer than 50 persons sustained various degree of injury following Thursday’s heavy down pour that fell over 30 electricity poles at the site of the on-going rural electrification project in Umuochu village, Ndikelionwu Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The project which was awarded to one Nnamdi Okonkwo at the cost of N30 million through the Ministry of Public Utility was initiated by former Governor Peter Obi’s administration in 2014 and handed over to the incumbent Governor Willie Obiano.

According to an indigene of the town, Major Humphrey Oti rtd., the contractor abandoned the project since 2015 but, it took the intervention of himself and a member representing Orumba North in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Romanus Obi, to drag the contractor back to site.

He regretted that all the efforts he made to ensure his village gets electricity for the first time like other neighbouring villages has been completely wasted.

Oti, however, thanked God that no life was lost out of the huge number of people that were hurt when the poles fell in the area.

He said that only minor injuries were sustained while the injured are responding to medical treatment.

It was, however, gathered that the contractor was about to energize the Project before the ugly incident that destroyed 30 poles with the connecting wires took place.

When contacted, the contractor said that Major Oti informed him about the incident saying, “I am totally confused on what to do next because I have wasted a lot of money on the project.

He said he will visit the site to cost the damage and inform the state government.

 

Source News Express

Posted 20/04/2017 6:30:41 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
RIGHTSView: Worrying Signals from Enugu

Igwe Kelly hails Governor Obi for developmental strides,...

Weatherman forecasts partly cloudy Sunday with localised thunderstorms,...

Delta PDP resolves differences in Patani

Troops launch final onslaught against Boko Haram, penetrate...

Pirates kill soldiers, policeman in attack on military...

Fuel price shoots up to N250 per litre...

Borno families expose Boko Haram members

Cross River cabinet nominees to face aptitude test...

2015: Jonathan under pressure to postpone declaration

The last road to Golgotha, By Abdulrazaq Magaji...

2015: Panic grips PDP as Obasanjo meets South-West...

 

Latest News REVEALED: How police released Evans after he was arrested for armed robbery in 2006 Foundation trains 120 youths on entrepreneurial skills 300 lawyers jostle for 10 positions at Federal High Court Umahi flags off 5,000 housing project in Ebonyi Boko Haram guns down 8 soldiers 16 confirmed dead in Maiduguri explosions WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE goes off air indefinitely as MTN ends sponsorship Akwa Ibom gets N32bn from World Bank for flood control Arewa leaders laud FG’s handling of Biafra agitation, Arewa youths’ quit notice to Igbos Benue APC secretary dies after protracted illness Defective products: Air bag maker Takata files for bankruptcy BREAKING NEWS: Many feared dead as explosions rock University of Maiduguri, other parts of Borno

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (259,348 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (238,696 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (195,776 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (169,916 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (165,207 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (146,762 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (127,248 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (121,475 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (112,160 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (105,371 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (105,323 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (98,109 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,601) Business Verdict (17) Columnists (702) Complaints & Requests (92) Enterprise & Opportunities (158) Entertainment (335) Features (461) Global Business Monitor (154) International (1,426) Interviews (124) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (59) News (25,808) Opinion (736) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,744) Religion (566) Sports (1,281) Stock Watch (18) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

Thousands of Biafrans gather at Nnamdi Kanu’s father’s palace for address...

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!