The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has raised the alarm over plans by the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration to spend N8 billion naira on a proposed reconstruction of the popular Iwo Road interchange in Ibadan, the state capital.
The APC in a statement issued by its Assistant Publicity Secretary, Mr Ayobami Adejumo, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan, described the planned reconstruction as a misplaced priority and an attempt to squander government resources.
The governor had, on Friday, announced plans to embark on the project which, he said, would be completed within a year to decongest the area and give it a facelift.
Makinde had, at Adogba Central Mosque where he joined the congregation for the weekly Jumat service, cleared the air on the project, assuring that compensation would be paid for the facilities expected to be demolished for the expansion.
However, the APC, in the statement, said that the present administration was popular for building its castles in the air, in demonstration of its gross incompetence and avowed desire for mismanaging public funds.
“The good people of the state were taken aback by the action of Gov. Makinde last Friday when he chose a mosque as the place to announce the plan to do a multi-billion project.
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