Former Lagos governor, Fashola, spent N139m on the drilling of two boreholes at the Lagos House, Ikeja. New report reveals shocking details
According to a new report published by Lagos State government on the website of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency, the immediate past Governor, Babatunde Fashola, spent N139 million on the drilling of two boreholes at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
The project was completed by Deux Projects Limited, and was part of the awarded contracts by the State Tenders Board in 2013.
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 N640m 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. The contract was awarded to Deux Projects Limited.
The report revealed that 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.
N220 million was also spent on the facility management of the Lagos State University College of Medicine. The contract was awarded to Deux Projects Limited. N619 million was spent on surface repair on Ajara-Erekiti-Iragon-Ikoga Road in Badagry Local Government.
N1.2 billion was spent on the construction of an unidentified multi-storey building in Onikan, Lagos. N1.6 billion on the construction of a 48-bedroom hotel at Lagos State VIP Chalets, Badagry.
N510m was spent on the remodelling and equipping of the official residence of the state’s Chief Judge at 4 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos. About N165m 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.
The ex governor, Fashola had recently come under fire for spending N78.3m 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.