The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State has alleged that most projects executed by the present administration of Governor Babagana Zulum are substandard.
The party particularly pointed out that the much talked about N4.3 billion Customs Flyover commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari just about a month ago, have started showing cracks.
Reacting on the development, the Borno State Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Ali Bukar Dalori described the allegation as untrue and baseless.
A press statement signed by the opposition PDP Publicity Secretary in the State, Mr Amos Adziba, alleged that it received with dismay calls and messages from concerned citizens of Borno State expressing their concern for public safety and wastages of public funds on substandard projects by the Borno State Government over the years.
He added that it is the responsibility of all citizens of Borno state to activate vigilance and demand for accountability from Governor Zulum’s led administration in the state.
Meanwhile, the ruling APC Chairman, Dalori advised the factional group of PDP of which Mr Amos Adziba paraded himself as Publicity Secretary to face their court cases filed by the genuine PDP Chairman in the state, Hon Mahdi Baderi, which is still pending.
He further said that Since inception of this present administration, Zulum has executed over 600 projects comprised of roads and drainage networks, hospitals, schools which have been attested to be in good standard by notable Engineers, and that is why even the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Engr. Babagana Mohammed, FNSE, while in a state visit to Borno applaued Zulum’s projects after he inspected them recently.
Dalori said the Customs Flyover which was commissioned in December last year was adjudged to be the best not only in the north east sub region, but the country as a whole, considering the scarcity of fund and other challenges faced by the present administration which is poised to end the over decades atrocities posed by insurgents.