From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos
The Tudun-Wada Youth Leaders Forum has refuted the news making round that a construction company known as Jolex Construction Company was contracted to rig the recent postponement local government elections in the state claimed by Plateau Youths Progressive for Transparency.
The group which made this known in a press statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary Nansak J-morries and Emmanuel S. Alim, yesterday in Jos also disputed a claim by PPYT that Jolex company had been paid 68% of the Tudun-Wada road contract, adding that only 20% of the money was given to Jolex and even with that 20%, work had reached appreciable level.
The statement further read: “It is not true that Jolex had not incorporated the youth of the area. Categorically, the company has employed 30-person across the community of Tudun-Wada area.
“It is unfortunate that the group claimed that Lalong has N600 million for compensation to houses affected, but our findings showed us that no kobo was made in that regard even though government is making effort to pay the compensation,” it added.
The group further debunked the allegation that governor Lalong had never visited the site, saying the governor had with his entourage visited the site on two different occasions including the state ministry of Works and Housing.
It however called the state government to disregard the release by PPYT and continue with the good work it6 has started.