By Ovie Okpare
The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide has suggested to the Federal Government to use the soon-to-be-repatriated Delta State money to fund the take-off of the newly established Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.
UPU, the apex socio-cultural umbrella body of Urhobo people worldwide, said it will amount to grave injustice for the Federal Government to use the said money to fund projects outside Delta where the money was looted.
A statement on Thursday signed by UPU President-General, Olorogun Moses Taiga, faulted the choice of projects the federal government had chosen to expend the money.
Recall that the federal government, through the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had disclosed that the money being repatriated from the United Kingdom will be used for the construction of the second Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kano road and Lagos-Ibadan Express Road.
“We urge the Federal Government of our dear President Muhammadu Buhari to use the money being repatriated for the take-off of the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, which has just been approved for academic activities in 2022.
“We are not saying the money must be returned to the Delta State government. We are saying the money should spent on projects within Delta State,” UPU President-General maintained.