Constituency projects meant for commissioning on Wednesday yesterday by the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, were set ablaze by persons suspected to be arsonists.
The projects include Government Girls Secondary School, Sarkin-Noma, in Lokoja; and LGEA Primary School, Lokogoma, also in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
The project at Sarkin-Noma was burnt, that of LGEA had its louvers broken.
Both projects were part of the projects located across the seven local governments in the state and had been slated for inauguration on Wednesday
Recall that suspected thugs had, on Tuesday, warned Melaye against visiting Kogi State, warning that he was not welcome for any reason.
The thugs, in an unsigned statement on Tuesday, had said that since Dino had no respect for “our elders, you deserve no respect.”
Reacting to the action,the Kogi State government condemned the burning of the constituency projects saying, ‘Irrespective of who is doing the project, the fund is from the government. So whether it is the executive or legislative, such projects should rather be applauded and not destroyed”.
Melaye has now shared photos of the burnt schools with a promise to rebuild them immediately.
‘I will rebuild the burnt structure immediately, Sad that anyone will out of bitterness and politics destroyed what I provided for the poor masses to benefit from. Heaven will judge us all. Newly built classroom burnt down by wicked agents of the state. We are not perturbed. Light will always overcome darkness’