Lagos - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has alleged that the sum of N3.2 billion was spent by the state government in preparing for the aborted visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state on Monday.
President Buhari was scheduled to commence a two-day working visit to Lagos State on Monday but had to cancel due to what the Presidency termed “scheduling difficulties”.
The PDP in a statement by the state Publicity Secretary Taofiq Gani, said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode must account for the over N3.2 billion claimed to have been expended on the botched visit of the president.
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The statement read in parts: "It was a mismanagement of public funds, misplacement of priority and propaganda to have invited the Presidency to commission ordinary rehabilitation of roads, which are not even more than seven in a state with 245 Wards.
“We demand that the over N3.2bn claimed to have been spent to welcome the president to Lagos must be accounted for.
The beneficiaries of the contracts and the costs of the contracts involved in the ceremonies must be made public for Lagosians to know. This is needless waste of public funds.”
- News 24