OUTRAGE: Document Reveals Fashola Upgraded tundefashola.com Website With N78.3 Million

OUTRAGE: Document Reveals Fashola Upgraded tundefashola.com Website With N78.3 Million [LOOK]

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on August 8, 2015
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FILE: The All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, pictured with Governor Fashola on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the annual Lagos state thanksgiving service in Alausa, Ikeja Lagos. | StateCraft

Outrage greeted the revelation that former Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State spent N78.3 million on the upgrade of his website – www.tundefashola.com – while he was governor, from Lagos State public funds.

According to a report by the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (LASPPA), Fashola spent a whooping N78,300,000  ($460,000.00 at the exchange rate of the time) on his personal website upgrade in a contract awarded to Info Access Plus Limited. The contract was awarded in 2014 under the office of the chief of staff to the Lagos State Governor.

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Screengrab for the Tunde Fashola website, www.tundefashola.com which was upgraded at a cost of N78.3 million in 2014
Screengrab for the Tunde Fashola website, www.tundefashola.com which was upgraded at a cost of N78.3 million in 2014

BudgiT, a active citizenship organisation committed to upholding public organisations accountable in the management of public funds brought this outrageous expense line in the Fashola led Lagos Government to the attention of Nigerians on Twitter, Friday, August 7, 2015.

The tech group also highlighted the expense of N330 million spent on the residence of the Deputy Governor of the state.

Understandably, Nigerians have expressed shock, disbelief, and outrage over what is considered an inflated contract invoicing.

Some of the reactions from Nigerians on Twitter are captured below.

https://twitter.com/responficient11/status/629789319780245504

The hilarious were not left out.

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