…asks those affected by floods in Port Harcourt to seek compensation from JULIUS BERGER and GOVERNOR WIKE


More individuals and groups are still speaking on the recent flood waters that ravaged many parts of Port Harcourt City and Obio/Akpor LGAs, following heavy rains on Thursday and Friday.

Founder and President of a civil society group known as the African Grassroots Empowerment Organization (AFRIGEO), Prince GOMENE NAMENE has alleged that the floods experienced in many parts of Port Harcourt is caused by the construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Limited.

PRINCE NAMENE in a statement made available to Brave Views said the unprecedented floods occurred because Julius Berger failed to carry out a proper Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to ascertain the effects of their jobs on the ecosystem, before embarking on the construction works in the state.

The Human Rights Activist accused the Rivers State Government of designing the and using the projects executed by Julius Berger in the state as a source of looting the funds belonging to Rivers people.

He argued that it was for that reason, Governor WIKE refused to allow anyone or groups in the state to complain or protest against the evil activities of Julius Berger in the state.

“My thought is that the Julius Berger project was designed as a source of looting funds from the state, that’s why the governor does not want anyone to complain or protest as the way to checkmate their harmful activity in the state.

“This calls for serious concerns as rain fall continued to persist for the past days”.

PRINCE GOMENE NAMENE called on Port Harcourt residents that are affected by the flooding to demand for compensation from Julius Berger and its partner, the governor of Rivers State, whom he said has been protecting the company in their evil deeds.

PRINCE GOMENE NAMENE said his group would not relent to speak up for Rivers people, with respect to the law

Efforts to speak with the state commissioner for information and communications, Pastor PAULINUS NSIRIM was not successful at the time of filing this report.

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