The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state has condemned the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde to spend 10.3 billion Naira on purported improvement of three named road junctions in Ibadan stating that it was a misplaced priority.
This condemnation from Oyo APC came against the backdrop of the announcement made on by the State Government that Gov. Makinde had approved the sum of 10.3 billion Naira for the redesign and reconstruction of three junctions located in Agodi, Idi-Ape/Ibadan Civic Centre and University of Ibadan areas.
In a statement issued on Wednesday and made available to journalists in Ibadan by its Publicity Secretary, Olawale Sadare, Oyo APC decried what it described as the present PDP administration’s penchant for wasteful spending, misplaced priority and contract inflation.
“As usual, the whole world woke up to the news of another questionable contract award to the tune of over ten billion Naira on Tuesday and tongues began to wag about the rationale behind junction reconstruction at a humongous amount of money. The term ‘Junction Improvement’ used by Gov. Makinde to explain the conduit through which his administration planned to misappropriate billions of tax payers’ money this time again is itself ridiculous and distasteful.
“Another sacred fact is that the roads on which the junctions are situated did receive commendable facelifts by the last administration of late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi while said junctions were not left behind. If anything, a modest budget of two billion Naira should be enough for little expansion, erection of functional traffic light and beautification which are required as a secondary intervention. As a matter of fact, there are many important roads begging for attention of the government but they are being neglected for reasons best known to the governor and his team.