Speaker Enugu State House of Assembly Chief Edward Ubosi has expressed worry over the spate of completed and abandoned Federal government projects in Enugu State.
The Speaker is specifically worried with the abandoned multi million naira Digital Bridge Institute and over one hundred units of housing estate all in Enugu East Local Government Area.
Chief Ubosi in a statement in Enugu noted that some of the completed projects would turn to economic waste if urgent steps were not taking to put them in use.
He appealed to the Federal ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to put to use the Digital Bridge Institute and possible allocation of housing estate in Ugwuogo axis Enugu East local council to avoid being used as hide out for criminals.
He lamented that the institute had been completed for years, with state-of-the-arts facilities, and wondered why such an important institute would not be put to use after completion thereby defeating the dreams of the youth in accessing the desired ICT training.
He commended the federal government for citing the project but expressed sadness on the level of dilapidation as a result of not using the institute noting that the edifice had been left to the mercy of people to protect from bush burning while the electrical installations and physical structure are fast deteriorating and losing its aesthetics.
Chief Ubosi appealed to the ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to put all the necessary mechanism in motion with a view to activating the institute and that of Ministry of Housing to allocate all completed housing projects to address housing deficits in Enugu State.
He equally called on the ministry of Water Resources to complete all dam projects in Enugu state that have lingered for decades especially Adada Dam to boost food production and encourage youths in Agriculture.