“Bridges Scope Lack Modern Specifications, Workers Were Nowhere To Be Found”, APC Group Carpets Oyo Govt Over Flood Control
The Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) claims that the Labo and Aperin bridges are being constructed in accordance with “modern specifications” in terms of quality, scope, and dimension. However, a youth group within the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State criticized this claim on Monday.
According to a press release by Comrade Adebayo Folorunso, the APC group claimed that a government operating under false pretenses would only exacerbate its misgovernance and poor leadership in the eyes of the astute inhabitants of Ibadan and the people of Oyo State as a whole.
A group had claimed last week that a senior government official had wired a substantial portion of the most recent World Bank loans to a nearby bank in Abeokuta, Ogun state over the previous two weeks.
But the Agency’s Communication Consultant, IUFMP, Abiodun Adefioye described the allegation as unfounded, saying the Labo bridge being done from the said loan, was criticized for lacking quality and the width needed to make the road motorists and commuters friendly.
The APC youths said on Monday that they had evacuated a substantial portion of their members who lived along the bridges and that they had returned with a damning conclusion.
Between Saturday and Sunday, they discovered that not only did the Labo and Aperin bridges’ scope and dimensions fall short of current requirements for projects of a similar nature in saner climates, but also that the workers were nowhere to be found, meaning that the locals would continue to suffer from the government’s shortsightedness and lack of patriotism.
‘Residents said the contractors have been on both projects for close to two years now. Recently they opened the bridge at Labo for use but it was quickly collapsed by the Government because shoddy jobs were done on it.
‘Many people who spoke under anonymity because of fears of being attacked said they were not pleased with the works being done on the aforementioned bridges, stressing that, ‘they fell short of the dimensions people expected because of the growing population with attendants booming commercial and economic activities in the areas.