Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari’s Ungodly Contract INFLATION By Muneer Maisaje
Zamfara state government has awarded the contract of road linking Magami-Dangulbi-Dankurmi-Anka at the cost of 15.3 billion naira, the contract is ongoing, the contractors are in site and the work is progressing but the question is, is the road worth this exorbitant amount?
128km road at the cost of 15.3 billion naira? This is wickedness in the accepted sense of the word!
During Buhari’s PTF that was is in the reign of General Sani Abacha, Buhari used to award road construction at the cost of 6 million per kilometer, if you do a simple calculation 128km road at 15.3 billion means 119.5 million per each kilometer but before you cut my throat off let me clarify something, in 1998 the year Sani Abacha died Dollar-Naira value was $1=N21.89, that’s to say 6million naira was $274,097
And now coming back to this time a dollar is N158, 119.5million per kilometer means $756329.1 this is to say Abdul’azizu award a contract 2.7 times the cost at which Buhari used to award road contract while he was in PTF, it also means 15.3 billion would have constructed 345.6km road instead of 128km road going by Buhari’s standard, again 6.8billion would have been the actual cost of the contract leaving a balance of 8.5 Billion. This 8.5 billion would have constructed and equipped two modern hospitals in two locations of zamfara state in fact each one more standard than the so called Ahmed sani Yariman Bakura hospital started by Mamuda’s administration and completed by Abdul’aziz Yari’s administration.
Corruption has been with this country from the onset as is the case with developed Nations but at a minimal level, it’s just that Abdul’aziz Yaris own is inhuman, 119.5 million per kilometer when many poor zamferians have forgotten the last time they had 3 square meals a day in their houses, 119.5 million per kilometer when more than 60% of the state population cannot afford to take their children to higher institutions to further their education, 119.5million per kilometer when Zamfara is classified as one of the educationally backward state. This is how our money is being embezzled
My call to Abdul’aziz Yari and his cabinet members is you should remember that there is a day of reckoning, that day we shall give account of our lives here in this world.
This would not make them change but at least it will let people know how they are being robbed and their money circumvented by politicians in the name of developmental projects.
The sad news is this governor is one of the APC governors whom Nigerians thought can bring Nigeria out of its present quagmire, APC might present a better candidate at the centre but at states level people need to know who they should cast there vote to or APC needs to sanitize there party by sieving out people like this governor who has no human sympathy.
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