The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has denied donating the sum of N4 billion to complete the construction of the Koko-Ogheye Road Project in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Tribune, quoting a statement from the palace, reports that the monarch did not vow to contribute any amount towards the road construction handled by Levant Construction Company.
According to the the Director of Palace Administration Chief Clement Maleghemi, the Director, Palace Administration, on Saturday, the monarch has also not made any pledge towards any project during his visit.
The statement titled ‘Ògiame Atúwátse III- The Olú of Warri DID NOT Splash Billions of Naira on any Federal Road Project,’ comes contrary to media reports suggesting he has donated N4 billion to complete the construction of Koko-Ogheye Road Project.
“As part of a familiarisation visit of Federal Government projects in the Warri Kingdom, Ogíame Atúwátse III, the Olú of Warri recently visited the Koko-Ogheye Road Project (amongst other projects) in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.
“During the site visit, Ògiame had open discussions with representatives of the contractor, Levant Construction Company, and all conversations were in the open and at no time did Ògiame make a promise or indicate he will contribute any amount to the Koko-Ogheye Road Project or any of such project.
“The Olú of Warri is eager (like all responsible leaders should be) to have all projects completed in record time, Ògiame also understands the difficulties the current economic situation places on the scarce resources available to the government.
“The palace office (firstname.lastname@example.org) is open for clarifications where the need arises.”