EXPOSED: How Fashola Spent N139m On Two Boreholes – Lagos State Govt

The immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, spent N139 million on the drilling of two boreholes at the Lagos House, Ikeja, The Punch reports..

The project was completed by Deux Projects Limited according to a report published by the state government.

The report, which was part of the awarded contracts by the Lagos State Tenders Board in 2013, was seen on the website of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.

In the same year, N640 million was spent by the Fashola administration for the reconstruction of a car park and other associated works at the Lagos House, Marina.

The report stated that the N640 million contract was given to Julius Berger Plc as part of phase two of the reconstruction of Lagos House where Fashola lived during his eight years in government.

In the same year, N300 million was spent on the relocation of cables belonging to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

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The contract was awarded to Deux Projects Limited.

According to the report, the former governor also spent N175 million to replace the railings of a pedestrian bridge on Carter Bridge from Ido to Idumota with concrete railings.

The contract was awarded to A Abicon Engineering Limited.

According to the report, N220 million was spent on the facility management of the Lagos State University College of Medicine.

The contract was awarded to Deux Projects Limited.

The former governor, according to the report, spent N619 million on surface repair on Ajara-Erekiti-Iragon-Ikoga Road in Badagry Local Government.

According to the report, Fashola spent N1.2 billion on the construction of an unidentified multi-storey building in Onikan, Lagos.

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The former governor was also said to have spent N1.6 billion on the construction of a 48-bedroom hotel at Lagos State VIP Chalets, Badagry.

About N510 million was spent on the remodelling and equipping of the official residence of the state’s Chief Judge at 4, Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi,
Lagos, according to the report.

About N165 million was spent on the construction of an 18-classroom block at Ajara Senior Grammar School, Ajara Badagry.

The same amount was also spent on an 18-block classroom at Community Senior/Junior Secondary School, Bayeku, Ikorodu.

Fashola had recently come under fire for spending N78.3 million of taxpayers’ money on his website, tundefashola.com.

Although the figures were published on the official website of the state government, the former governor said all the monies were duly approved by the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.

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Fashola, in a six-page letter, stated that the website of the state government was authentic.

He, however, warned against attempt by some persons to tarnish his good image and misrepresent his budgetary spending to the members of the public.

All attempts to speak with Fashola’s
spokesperson, Hakeem Bello, proved
abortive as he did not pick calls
neither did he respond to a text
message sent to his telephone.

Source: The Punch.

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