A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart in plateau state, Hon Alexander Mwolwus, has urged Governor Simon Lalong not to abandon the uncompleted projects left behind by his predecessor, Jonah David Jang.
He made the call, while speaking with some journalists in Jos, on Wednesday, and noted that it will be a wasteful venture if Governor Lalong’s government would embark on new projects without completing the left-overs by Jang.
Mwolwus maintained that, after all, the governor gave his words to the people of Plateau that he will first complete all uncompleted projects before embarking on new ones.
“We can only see that, on the Secretariat Junction – Mararaba Jama’a Road, which is under construction, but we are not seeing anything on General Hospital’s at B/Ladi, Pankshin and Shendam.”
He said “It is also glaring to all that the multi-billion naira New Jos Stadium, along Zaria Road, is being abandoned by this government,” adding that, “the government is almost spending two years now, but nothing is going on at that Stadium, where the scoreboard and other delicate equipment worth billions of naira are laying waste.”
Hon Mwolwus stated further that, “We, in the PDP, are watching keenly as this government is denying the youths and sports enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy watching international competitions here on the Plateau.”
According to him, “But, we have good news to all the youths on the Plateau – that, PDP will definitely come back in 2019 to complete that stadium and other neglected projects, no matter how much it will take us.”
He lamenting that even the General Hospitals, which are supposed to be Referral Hospitals for the three Senatorial Districts of the State, would be completed at our return in 2019.”
When contacted for comments, the State Information Commissioner, Mallam Mohammed Nazif, assured that, “by the grace God, all uncompleted projects left behind by the previous administration would be completed before the tenure of this administration ends.”
In a further defensive speech, the information commissioner asserted that, he had said it before; so, nobody should think it is deliberate that the stadium or any other project was deliberately neglected, but once funds are available they shall be taken care of.