The construction of the vice president’s lodge in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has been ongoing for over 10 years. And there has not been any sign of fresh work on the site since 2013, Daily Trust on Sunday reports.
Our reporter also gathered that not less than N6billion has already been spent on the edifice, which the incumbent Vice President Yemi Osinbajo once described as a “misapplication of fund.”
Concerned observers said the government should complete the project and convert it to chalets for hosting visiting presidents and other very important personalities to save the cost.
Our reporter who visited the site observed that work had reached an advanced stage before it was stopped.
It was observed that the abandoned residential building and other structures with air-conditioning systems have grown weeds, while reptiles move freely within the large expanse of land still being protected by few security personnel in a fortified area of the Three Arms Zone in the capital city.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is the construction company handling the project, located in a very serene environment.
Vice President Osinbajo had in 2016 said the project would not be abandoned despite being a waste of resources.