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Published On: Tue, Oct 21st, 2014

Fashola’s 2700 days in office, a waste of taxpayers’ money – Group

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Fashola2sssAs Lagos state governor, Raji Fashola gives account of his 2,700 days in office, a coalition of youths, under the aegis of The Ambassadors, has described the celebration of the 2700 days in office of the governor as nothing but a waste of taxpayers’ money, while advising that such resources should have been channeled into poverty alleviation policies in the state.

The group in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its National Coordinator, Comrade Opeyemi Ahmed said that governor’s second term in office has been unimpressive, despite the huge resources spent and the massive loans collected, thus, rated the administration very low in terms of human development index.

Similarly, the group called for probe of all Fashola’s project, saying that most projects executed in his second tenure are facade. The chairman, also said that the issue of motorcycle commercials (okada) returning back to roads of Lagos state is not a rumour as its evident in Mile2 and Badagry expressway.

It noted that the state government has failed the residents of the state, saying the state, having a population of over 10 million people is regarded as a mega city, should use the population capability to improve the state not to de-populate the city.

The statement, quoting comrade Adeyemi, said: “There are major things that governor Fashola is expected to be tackling not celebrating his 2,700 days in office. The state still lack amenities. Lagos road are very terrible. They are either bumpy or blistered with portholes. There are places in Lagos that has no pipe-borne water. Ejigbo local government area, for example, is lacking from pipe-borne water, access road, and drainage system.

“The state government almost jeopardized the unity of this country, when it tried to deport easterners. The state would thrive in its quest to attain mega city if the population capacity is put to use positively. But by attempting to deport easterners, there will be a seed of disunity in the country which might lead to civil war if not managed properly. The state’s economy cannot be built by indigenes alone”, the statement said.

 

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