This was seen in the Public Procurement awards carried by the state government in 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2023.....CONTINUE READING
The Lagos State Government under the leadership of Babajide Sanwo-Olu has spent the sum of N531,553,559 to renovate Saint Andrews Anglican Church in the Oke-Popo area of the state.
This was seen in the Public Procurement awards carried by the state government in 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2023.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that Governor Sanwo-Olu is presently in the eye of the storm after state procurement records showed he approved N7.5 million to replace liquid fragrance in his office and N3 billion to purchase rechargeable fans for the office of his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
According to the document, the government via the Ministry of Home Affairs awarded the contract for the renovation of the church to VicJone Nigeria Limited for the sum of N531,553,559.
Other contracts awarded by the state’s Public Procurement Agency (PPA) in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2023 include approval of over N440 million for the purchase of a new Lexus LX 600 Bulletproof Sport Utility Vehicle for use in the pool of Office of Chief of Staff.
The 2023 governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC) in Lagos, Funsho Doherty, who raised questions about some of the contracts, had said he had written an open letter to Governor Sanwo-Olu to review some of the projects.
“I just wrote an open letter to the governor on Public Procurement awards reported by LASG for the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2023, highlighting a number of issues for further scrutiny and remedial action.
“Judicious use of public funds is always important and is especially so now,” he wrote on X platform, formerly Twitter.