Aleto-Eleme bridge collapse
In the year 2005, former Rivers State governor, Peter Odili and his administration, constructed the multi billion Naira Aleto-Eleme bridge. Governor Odili had previously commissioned Mr. Johnson Arumemi, in charge of the project. Barely 7 years later, Governor Peter Odili has now been replaced and the bridge mysteriously collapses.
The EFCC insists that, Governor Odili`s two term administration had been characterized by high wire fraud, and the embezzlement of state funds totaling over 100 million naira. There has been mass chaos brought on by the Aleto-Eleme bridge collapse. The local inhabitants of the area have been massively inconvenienced and cheated.
Gridlock on Aleto-Eleme bridge
Gridlock has slowed down the economic progress of the people and the failure of this very important project, continues to fuel the political cynicism and diffidence, that has always existed amongst the people of the Rivers State. Work projects have almost come to a total halt and in the absence of commercial cars, the Rivers People and their business associates are now unable to focus on efficiently carrying out their daily business practices and basic needs.
An investigation has been launched against Peter Odili`s administration, in order to clearly reveal the organized plunder of the treasury of the Rivers State government. Several fraudulent transactions that occurred when the former governor was still in office, were allegedly used to fund his presidential aspirations and lavish lifestyle.
At the moment, the socioeconomic and economic activities of the Rivers State people, is at a stand- still because the fallen bridge, did establish that, the people deserve to get help from the Nigerian government and outside benefactors as well.