A Nigerian federal lawmaker has been lambasted for sharing photos of well he constructed as a constituency project.
Umar Muda Lawal
A House of Representatives member, Umar Muda Lawal is currently facing the fire after boasting that he constructed ’10 deep wells’ for villagers within his constituency.
The lawmaker representing Toro Federal Constituency of Bauchi state in the green chamber, made the announcement via his Twitter account.
Lawal noted that he embarked on the project based on the popular demand of his people.
He shared photos of the ongoing well project and wrote;
“This time we are going outside the box to construct 10 Deep wells in 10 rural towns and villages of Toro LGA. Because traditional wells are often more reliable and last longer than any modern small-scale water supply system.
Most wells today are centuries old and still working.”
“For someone that has to go as far as 10 kilometres to fetch water, a single well close could mean the world. You may not appreciate it but we can’t stand and watch our people suffer. We are looking for ways to ameliorate their situation as we figure out a lasting solution.”
However, Nigerians are not buying it questioning his IQ level.
Many asked if it was a sin for him to construct a befitting borehole instead of well.
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