AGO-IWOYE/Nigeria: Developments on the ecological project along Ago-Iwoye and Oru towns in Ijebu north II state constituency area of Ogun State might be put to hold, as contractors claim that the lawmaker representing that axis visits the sites with hoodlums and thugs demanding for benefits.
The contractors further alleged that the lawmaker, Hon Oludare Kadiri, had been denied of some largess from the company after he claimed to have been the first facilitator of the project in the constituency.
Recalled that the lawmaker, last Tuesday, debunked a rumour making round that he collected kickbacks from contractors handling the construction of ecological projects in Ago-Iwoye and Oru towns in his constituency saying he has only discharged his constitutional duty.
In a counter action, Hon. Kadiri has passed a vote of no confidence on the job saying the contractors are executing substandard job on the project.
However, a source, name withheld, said, “He (lawmaker) made frantic efforts to meet the owner of the contracted company in charge of the major development projects facilitated to bring succour to people in the area but he began a campaign of calumny after his efforts to unlawfully make money from the contractors in the area met a brick wall.
“He sometimes stormed the site with thugs disrupting construction works posing as treat to workers who were carefully drawn from the community, as his hoodlums were reportedly resisted by the community who is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the project in terms of supply of materials and labour handling the construction job.
“His frustrations began after he had at different occasions threaten workers at the site on demand to see the chairman of the contracted firm and leaving instructions to be contacted
“When contacted by the Chairman he began to demand for bribe from the Contractors who called him to query why he had been distorting works at the construction sites.”
The lawmaker had, however, maintained that as a true representative of his people, he only raised the need for the ecological intervention projects at the plenary in 2017 and was delighted that the Federal Government had responded swiftly in embarking on the projects.