The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has condemned in strong term the N39 billion spent on the construction of the cable bridge at Lekki, in Lagos, saying it was “an absurd of the highest order” and a drain on the tax payers’ money.
CACOL disclosed this yesterday during its annual general convention and the public presentation of a book titled “Lagos Open Parliament,” edited by the CACOL Chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran.
Adeniran, who lamented that the whopping amount spent on the cable bridge could have been judiciously used to construct many kilometres of road somewhere else in the city and which could have served Lagosians better, said: “Babatunde Fashola’s government lacks serious planning in Lagos to alleviate the suffering of the masses and provide for the welfare of the people, this is opposite of what should be of paramount importance to a responsible, responsive as well as a progressive government.”
CACOL also condemned the recent ‘deportation’ of some people from Lagos to their states of origin, saying: “It was a criminal breach of the constitution of the country and a cruelty against humanity.”
It added: “The government must realise that the concept of the mega city is a function of population, not about depopulating the state. It is based on the population that the state enjoys mega allocation from the Federal Government and attracts international funders.”