Incredible! Swimming pool yet to be completed after 2 yrs of competition

Incredible! Swimming pool yet to be completed after 2 yrs of competition

For two years, the construction of a multi-million naira swimming pool at Ekwueme Square, Awka, Anambra State, is yet to be completed.


The construction work started in the wake of the 12th edition of the biennial Police Games, held in the state, from February 29 to March 7, 2020.


However, reports have it that the project; which was supposed to help the state, host the swimming athletes, has now become dry; and taken over by snakes, and other reptiles.


According to the report, the pool was hurriedly put up to serve the police games.


 Swimming pool was taken over by reptiles


However, due to the condition of the pool, the swimming competition was held for a day; instead of two days.


Meanwhile, during the games, tankers were hired to fill the pool, which was still at the tiling stage.


A recent visit to the project; built at the cost of N52 million, shows that rather than completing the pool, the interlocking bricks are being removed.


A sportswriter in the state, Patrick Chimezie described the non-completion of the project as a monumental waste to the state resources.


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He expressed worry over how the state embarked on such a wasteful venture when there was a place to have a swimming competition at Rojenny games village in Oba, Idemili South LGA of the state.


Abandoned projects are scattered all over Nigeria.


With the discovery of petroleum in large quantities, Nigerian leaders embarked upon white elephant projects.


Billions of scarce resources are sunk by successive administrations.


However, with the dwindling earnings in the crude oil market, Nigeria has been forced to borrow from foreign creditors to implement its budget deficit.


This has come at great pain to her citizens. Some families cannot afford three square meals per day.



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