Proposed N3.7bn Kwara bridge is a fraud – Stakeholders

Proposed N3.7bn Kwara bridge is a fraud – Stakeholders

The proposed N3.7 billion diamond underpass bridge at Geri-Alimi in Ilorin by the Kwara State Government has been described as a fraud and white elephant project.

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A cross-Section of stakeholders who spoke to OrijoReporter stated that the bridge was another conduct pipe to drain the state resources.

According to them virtually all the roads within the state capital and its suburb are in the state of disrepair.
OrijoReporter gathered that the bridge had earlier in the year been proposed to cost N2.9 billion only to be reviewed and increased to N3.7 billion at its inauguration last September.

One of the stakeholders, a highly placed Kwara indigene who did not want to be mentioned, said that the project was aimed at stealing the tax payers’ money in the name of the diamond under pass.
He argued that the bridge would soon be reviewed upward to between N6 and N7 billion under the pretext of exchange rate.

“How can the State Government embark on such a huge capital project when primary school teachers and local council workers are being owned between 6 to 7 months salaries. There are many projects which will yield revenue for the state rather than the bridge.

He further said, “I see the bridge like the much celebrated Tsonga farm which has no benefit to the state. The level of poverty is on the increase, most people now result into begging.”


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