APC led kwara government, PDP Bicker Over Geri Alimini Bridge Failed Portion
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 17, 2022
Kwara State government has expressed its disappointment on the failed portion of Geri-Alimi bridge underpass in Ilorin constructed three years ago by the administration of the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulfattah Ahmed, saying it “fails test of time”.
The bridge tagged Geri-Alimi Diamond Underpass which was commissioned in May 2019 by ex-governor Ahmed became an eyesore as a portion of the underpass has failed.The government said that the project which was executed at a cost of N3.7billion funded with taxpayers’ money was alleged to have been poorly executed by the past administration.
Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, who visited the underpass had lamented the shoddy work done by the contractor, with the government forcing him back to site.
However, Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party in a reaction said that the project which was executed according to plan has been badly maintained by the present APC government which failed to honour the maintenance contract handed over to it after the commissioning of the project.
PDP in a reaction signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Tunji Morohunfoye, said that its attention had been drawn to a publication about the damaged portion of a side exit on the nationally acclimated Geri-Alimi Diamond split and Underpass attributing the cause to poor maintenance and non-execution of the second phase of the road project.
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