Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing approach Julius Berger over Youths Employment





By Ebere Suzy
The National Leaders in Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Wing yesterday visited the Julius Berger site, indicating the interest of the host communities’ youths that surround the recently commerce Bridge to engage them to work in the construction of the second Niger Bridge.
According to the National Chairman, Ohaneze Ndigbo youth wing, Hon Tony Uche Ezekwelu said they got information on how the youths from the host communities stand in giving troubles over their interest to work at the on going construction of the Second Niger Bridge.
Indicating the communities involves as Oko Community in Delta State, Onitsha and Ogbaru  community, Ezekwelu tells the company to first of all consider the youths of the indicated areas whenever job opportunities comes in other to avoid crisis adding that if not for Ohaneze Ndigbo, what is happening in  the North would have been happening here.
Ezekwelu noted that is not that Igbo Youths doesn’t know how to carry arms rather pleading to work because they want to work and that why Ohaneze Ndigbo keep appealing to Federal Government, Julius Berger with other companies in charge to engaged this able youths that are out to work in other to solve youth excessiveness with other social vices in the country.
Also speaking, the Deputy National Youth Leader, Arthur Obiora with their National legal Adviser, Bar Dikedi  said that the issue bothering the Country now is insecurity but when there is job, there will security. They added that he keep blaming the Northerners for what is happening in Nigeria for not knowing what the people what, embrace they problems, those that what to work, there give them work.
Reiterating on behalf of the Company, the Project Director Julius Berger, Mr. Joseph Ojelabi said that Julius Berger will never compromise the agenda of the people in the area as the Company is not from Nigeria adding that the company has not started employment for now that what they take is casual workers that help their company staffs brought from other parts of their company branch to do some casual works.
Ojelabi said they have over 5000 applications that non of them will get lost as they have been going through them one after the other adding that even the casual workers, they normally call them on phone after going through an application, knowing their areas of the person specialisation.
Reacting to the recent statement credited by the Minister of  
Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam that works has stopped at the
recently commenced construction at the Second Niger Bridge as a result of Federal Government erred in commencing work without considering the Environmental Impact Assessment Law, EIA., Ojelabi said that EIA is a continuous exercise that the company has done it last year and people in charged have visited the site last year so the Minister was not informed about that nor have first hand information on before reacting.



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