Four years after, Lagos multi-million naira water channel remains abandoned

Construction of water channel at the Demurin/Ogunsowobo Igbonla in Ketu, Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State has remained abandoned four years after the project has engulfed a huge amount of money running up to millions of naira.

Tracka officials, who visited the project site, confirmed that the project awarded to Wecandoit Nigeria Limited has been abandoned since 2016.

This is even as the residents say the project has since become a death trap and health hazard while appealing to Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor to help ensure it is executed.

Lagos is not the only offender, in Nigeria; there are huge numbers of abandoned projects across the nation as a result of the culture of corruption and impunity from the ruling class.

Worse still, many of the abandoned projects have been paid for, and, on some occasions where the projects are implemented, they are substandard while the price is highly inflated.

This practice, however, is a core reason the communities across the Nigerian state lack basic infrastructures.

Abandoned water channel
Abandoned water channel
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