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FACT-CHECK: Niyi Akintola Was Wrong, Ajimobi Did Not Commission Restoration Bridge In 7 Months

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CLAIM

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Niyi Akintola, has disclosed that the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi completed the restoration bridge in Ibadan within the first seven months of his first term as the governor of the state.

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The SAN was quoted to have made the claim, on Saturday, while speaking on Ibadan-based radio station Fresh 105.9 FM.

According to him,”People are already comparing and contrasting, when Ajimobi was there within seven months that restoration bridge was there. What have we to show now in twelve months; this is May, not one block has been put on the other, and I am not here to deride anybody”.

However, checks by OYOINSIGHT.COM revealed that his claim was wrong.

Ajimobi Did Not Commission Restoration Bridge In Seven Months

The Bridge was one of the bridges washed away by the August 26, 2011 downpour which ravaged Ibadan and worsened by subsequent heavy rains.

Findings by OYOINSIGHT.COM revealed that the 2 span dual bridge was commissioned by Abiola Ajimobi on the 11th of February 2013.
The bridge, was christened ‘Restoration Bridge’ by the governor after it was reconstructed in 2013.

Further findings by OYOINSIGHT.COM revealed that the construction of the bridge cost the state government #485million.

Clarification

Since the bridge was commissioned on the 11th of February 2013, which is precisely 20 months and 13 days after Abiola Ajimobi was sworn in as the governor of the state on the 29th of May, 2011.

The claim by Barrister Niyi Akintola is totally WRONG.

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