WATCH: ‘It Cost 800K’ – Desmond Elliot Speaks On Constructing ‘Pako’ Bridge For Surulere Residents

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‘It Cost 800K’ – Desmond Elliot Speaks On Constructing ‘Pako’ Bridge For Surulere Residents

Desmond Elliot, a Nigerian filmmaker turned politician, has cleared the air on the construction of a wooden bridge known as the ‘pako bridge’ for residents in his constituency.

When asked about the popular wooden bridge with his photo attached, the actor clarified during an interview on TVC’s Your View show.

Remember that the lawmaker was dragged online in 2020 for poor bridge construction and toilet commissioning in the Surulere community.

Desmond, on the other hand, said he went to the area to console a mother who had lost her 13-year-old daughter in a canal.

According to him, while on their way to Shitta to retrieve the girl’s body, the bridge that crossed the canal was very fragile, and the residents begged him to help them rebuild it.

The thespian stated that he donated N800,000 to the community for the bridge and that they eventually reached out to him and insisted on putting his picture on the bridge to show their gratitude.

Desmond stated that the bridge is no longer in good condition and that he has brought it to the attention of the state government to be repaired.

See video below here:


A number of online users had mixed reactions to Elliot’s explanation. While a few of them accepted his story, others noted that he didn’t give a plausible reason. Read some of their comments below:

Chilynfashion: “So oga no build toilet, he no do bridge then wetin he don do?? Na still Desmond cause am.”

Gannysgoodfood: “Hold on, so you give the community 800k and did not even send a representative half way to inspect. This is the accountability ppl are asking for. Oh how I wish you challenged his explanations further coz this wasn’t good enough.”

Johngly: “I am disappointed at you women for allowing such petty nonsense on this show, looks like a paid for visit.”

Ezehpat: “But wait o.. am curious, how come none of them in that community rose to your defence seeing how you were being dragged all over social media and beyond? Abi you dey try talk say nobody for that community dey for social media? Oh well, what do I know.”

Yinkaoj: “Sometimes over Hype dey spoiled the show I like his explanation.”

Lojodamojo: “N800k to arrange pako untop of canal.”

Mairobaby1: “I feel that is it your responsible to delegate pple to go there and inspect.Am sure you got a triple refund back from the government. Say something else pls.”


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