Edo 2018 Budget: The Bitter Tale Of Water Fountain At Kings Square, Benin.
The Water Fountain was built in 2010 by former governor of Edo state Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Since, 2010 till now the sum of over N1.5Billion has been spent on this project.
You will recall that in the newly passed Edo State 2018 budget, Obaseki allocated #134Million for the abandoned Water Fountain & #10Million for its maintenance.
Past (Oshiomhole) and present (Obaseki) APC administrations have continually budgeted Millions of Edo people's tax each year on an abandoned project which is in a state of shambles.
It's rather unfortunate that the beautiful concept behind the water fountain project has been overtaken by self serving and greedy few who now use it as a conduit pipe to siphon our common patrimony.