Human rights activist and legal personality Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) has accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of using unfinished projects spread across the country as bait to gain votes in the 2023 elections, promising continuity.
Adborwa On Tuesday morning, he was a guest on the channel’s TV show Sunrise Daily,
Said the current administration has deliberately refused to complete some projects in order to use them as campaign tools.
“The federal government is using unfinished projects as bait to tie the hands of Nigerians so they can get continuity, which is wrong.
“They promised to complete the second Niger bridge in 2022, and we are in November and we are still there. How long will it take to complete a Lagos-Ibadan highway about 200 kilometers long?” he asked.
“I’ve been on this road and nearly lost my life. You’ll see people caught between trucks and inhaling smoke. I’ve known people who died who had varying degrees of health challenges from using that road.
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“This is the longest project by anyone in the world. Probably the busiest road in sub-Saharan Africa and it shouldn’t take up the time it’s taking now. Anyone with a health challenge should take FG to court because they responsible.
“Yes, the government has scored some points on some infrastructure, but any road construction or reconstruction that ends up killing people is not worth it and these projects should not be used as political capital.
“I urge the Minister of Works and Housing to demonstrate responsibility and responsibility for construction companies to apply globally acceptable standards when delivering projects,” the lawyer said.
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