More startling revelations are being made as to how the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), allegedly mismanaged the resources of the state in eight years with the latest being an expenditure of N139m for the drilling of two boreholes at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
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, the ex-governor was said to have spent N640m for the reconstruction of a car park and other associated works at the Lagos House, Marina. The report stated that the contract was awarded 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, the report indicated that a N300m contract was awarded to Deux Projects Limited for the relocation of cables belonging to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
According to the report, the Fashola administration also spent N175m 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.
The report further stated that Fashola spent N1.2bn on the construction of an unidentified multi-storey building in Onikan, Lagos and N1.6bn on the construction of a 48-bedroom hotel at Lagos State VIP Chalets, Badagry.
About N510m 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 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.
It would be recalled that Fashola had come under fire recently 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 ex-governor in his defence, said all the monies were duly approved by the state House of Assembly and the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.