Fashola Spent N1.2 Billion On ‘Unidentified’ Building, Other Outrageous Projects Revealed (DETAILS)

Fashola Spent N1.2 Billion On ‘Unidentified’ Building, Other Outrageous Projects Revealed (DETAILS)

By News Desk | The Trent on August 24, 2015
Calabar-Odukpani Babatunde Fashola Lagos Senate
FILE: Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State briefing the press at the end of the 2nd quarter of the state's 2013 budget in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, July 11, 2013 | NAN Photo

While the dust is yet to settle on the N78 million used by former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, for the upgrading of his personal website, several shocking figures have been revealed by a report by the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.

According to the report, Fashola spent the sum of N139 million on the drilling of two boreholes at the Lagos House, Ikeja in 2013.

The project, like many other was completed by a certain Deux Projects Limited.

The report further revealed that in 2013, Deux Projects Limited was awarded the sum of N300 million for the relocation of Power Holding Company of Nigeria at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

Also awarded to Deux Projects Limited was the sum of N220 million, used for the facility management of the Lagos State University College of Medicine.

It was also availed that in the same year, the Fashola administration spent N640 million on the reconstruction of a car park and “other associated works” at the Lagos House, Marina, awarded to Julius Berger as part of phase two of the reconstruction of Lagos House.

The report further disclosed the following expenditure:

Surface repair on Ajara-Erekiti-Iragon-Ikoga Road in Badagry Local Government – N619 million

Replacement of railings of a pedestrian bridge on Carter Bridge from Ido to Idumota with concrete railings awarded to A Abicon Engineering Limited – 175 million.

Construction of an “unidentified multi-storey building” in Onikan, Lagos – N1.2 billion.

Construction of a 48-bedroom hotel at Lagos State VIP Chalets, Badagry – N1.6 billion.

Remodeling and equipping of the official residence of the state’s Chief Judge at 4 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi – N510 million.

All attempts by The Punch to speak with Fashola’s Spokesperson, Hakeem Bello, yielded no positive result as calls were not picked, neither were text messages replied.


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