Ekiti Lawmaker multi-million naira community hospital constituency project abandoned

A multi-million Naira community hospital built by the Office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Nigeria (OSSAP-SDGs) as a constituency project facilitated by Biodun Olujimi has been abandoned.

Biodun Olujimi, using the OSAP-MDGs nominated the construction of a community hospital as her constituency project.

The hospital that is a 20-bed Primary Health Center was built to serve the residents of Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti State. And worse still, the purpose has since been defeated as the hospital remains abandoned.

The construction of the community hospital that was awarded to Onab Multi Links Nigeria Limited at a multi-million contract sum has been completed, and overgrown by weed and deserted, and serves no purpose.

Project Signpost
Project Signpost

Tracka, a public accountability organization that exposed the abandoned hospital, has since appealed to Biodun Olujimi and OSAP MDGs to fix the hospital for use.

This is even as the Omuo-Ekiti community has terrible inadequate health facilities and residents are in a dire need of a community hospital that will bridge the gap.

Constituency projects are nominated by the lawmakers for the needs of their constituents and recommend same to the executive during budgeting; this will help to improve the living condition of the people in their constituents through building local infrastructures.

However, Nigerian experience has shown that Lawmakers do not execute constituency projects as they appear in the national budget, and getting them to account for monies approved for such intervention is always difficult.

And, often, community residents are not aware such monies have been given to their representatives, and that makes accountability very difficult.

MAWA Foundation could not immediately reach out to the OSAP-MDGs and Olujimi for a response.

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