There is a huge project going on in Abuja at the moment. The beatiful trees that lined both sides of the motorway from the airport to the city in Abuja have been mowed down. The plan is to expand the current 4 lane express way into a 10 lane super express! The cost, quoting the FCT Minister; Senator Aliero is N224.5 million as reported by The Independent. For such important projects – we do not waste time in Nigeria. All hands are on deck! Equipment has been mobilised to the site….Julius Berger of course. Only the best is good enough for our federal capital.
Yes….this is the project that led to an uproar in Nigeria when it was approved by our beloved Senate. Try as hard as Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) tried, he could not convince his colleagues, that it did not make sence to cut the budgets for health and education for a project to massage our egos…..but there you go.
Below are pictures of the Utako General Hospital in our Federal Capital City, over grown by weeds, inhabited by our non-human friends.
My thesis – until we put health back on the political agenda, nothing will change…nothing
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead