N797.23 bn: PDP raises alarm over alleged padding of Abuja-Kano road Cost project

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N797.23 bn: PDP raises alarm over alleged padding of Abuja-Kano road Cost project

By Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised the alarm over the alleged padding of the cost for the reconstruction of the Abuja -Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road for the sum of N797.23 billion, saying the project has exposed the multi-layered level of corruption in the All Progressives Congress, APC administration.

In a statement issued late Sunday night by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party assertee that the approval of “a scandalous N797.23 billion ($2.09bn) by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the 375 kilometre road, speaks volumes of the level of profligacy and corruption inherent in the administration.”

The statement read: “While the PDP has nothing against any genuine effort towards infrastructural development in our country and particularly the reconstruction of the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road, our party, and indeed, all well-meaning Nigerians, reject this clear attempt by the APC administration to…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper