The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno state has alleged the poor execution of some projects in the state.
PDP’s Publicity Secretary, Amos Adziba, yesterday in a statement in Maiduguri disclosed: “We receive with dismay and messages of Borno state citizens’ concerns on the wasteful use of public funds in executing sub-standard projects.”
Citing the N4.3 billion Customs Flyover Bridge inaugurated by President Buhari last December, he said: “the bridge has commenced to crack with some portions falling off the flyover; thereby endangering the lives of motorists and commuters.”
He therefore; called on the citizens to wake up and activate vigilance and demand for accountability from Governor Babagana Zulum and the state’s executive council.
According to him, the demand for good governance is the price citizens pay to protect and ensure democracy and accountability with people’s safety.
He noted that despite the security challenges, a lot of funds were also lost to Boko Haram insurgency in the last 12 years.
“We cannot afford to waste more public funds on projects that were not well designed and executed according to global best practices and standards,” he noted.
He therefore condemned the poor infrastructural development of roads and other facilities that endanger people’s lives.
Piqued by the allegations, the State’s All Progressive Party (APC) Chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori however; denied the cracks on the bridge.
According to him, the flyover bridge was adjudged to be the best in the Northeast region.
He said the allegations are false and baseless, as there was no evidence of the party that the bridge was faulty for use.
He added that instead of making false allegations against the Zulum administration, the PDP scribe should face the court case filed against him by the genuine opposition party led by Hon. Mahdi Baderi.
“You’ve deliberately chosen to foment lies against the Governor’s transparent execution of people oriented projects,” he said.
He said that Zulum executed over 500 projects comprising roads, hospitals, schools and houses for the IDP returnees in communities.
By Mohammed Farouk