Persons claiming to have executed various projects amounting to N8bn for the Project Development Institute, PDI, Enugu, on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly complex to protest the non-payment of their entitlements by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

As the protesters took over the main entrance of the National Assembly complex chanting solidarity songs for several hours, they explained that the money settles the N8bn outstanding for constituency projects they completed since December 2020.

Leader of the group, Joy Uche, speaking to journalists, lamented how hard it had been for them to take care of their families, adding that some of them had died in the process of trying to get their entitlements.

Another contractor, Favour Emenike narrated that they have come to the National Assembly to plead with their elected representatives to come to their rescue and prevail on the Ogbonnaya Onu, the Science and Technology Minister to grant their requests.

Emenike added that the group had submitted a petition to the House of Representatives, asking the National Assembly to look into the matter, but nothing was done since on the matter.


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