Fashola’s wife travels abroad at least once in two months. Whenever she travels, she takes N30million per trip from the State coffers, apart from her monthly running cost.No newspaper would report this.
What is the status of the Bus Assembly Company-a joint venture between the Lagos State Government and Marcopolo Bus Company of Brazil of which about N2Billion was paid to a foreign consultant and a Nigerian friend of Bola Tinubu in 2006? The objective of the project was to build a bus maintenance facility at the old LMTS yard at Cappa, Oshodi of which nothing has been done till date? Gov Fashola should update the public on this.No newspaper has reported this.
Fashola awarded a contract to construct a road and drainage inside Gbagada General Hospital. Of course, the contract was awarded to his usual proxy, Dr. Tunji Olowolafe’s company (DEUX Projects Limited). Now, guess the contract amount? Over N1.8 billion!No newspaper editorial was ever written about this.
The Fashola administration boasts of restoring safety and security to Lagos State. However, what is their justification for the Fashola administration, within 6 months (January to June 2009) spending N420million on hiring private security to guard him despite his heavy investment in the Police Force through the State Security Trust Fund.No newspaper would report this.
Over 70% of Lagos State Government contracts are concentrated in the hands of his proxy – Dr. Tunji Olowolafe. However, this is the clearest indication of the betrayal of trust by Governor Fashola. This is against the Oath of Office he swore to. It is a violation of Sections 14(4), 15(5) and 17(2a) of the 1999 Constitution on which social objective of a just, free and equitable social order is founded.No newspaper would report this.
Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, is a road of about 1KM. The contract for the supply of dissel for the generators that power the street lights was awarded to a Bale (community ruler). The Bale is a very close ally of Fashola and Bola Tinubu. The Bale is paid N16m monthly.No newspaper reported this.
In a State where pipe-borne water is almost non-existent, Fashola spent over N13Billion on planting grass and flowers in just a few places that constitute less than 1% of Lagos land mass. According to them, most of the money was spent in importing palm trees from Niger Republic, a sahel region belt, when Lagos is in the rain forest. This explains why most of the trees have dried up.The news media conveniently didn’t get a hint of this news item.
The INDICATOR magazine, a magazine that focuses on the activities of the Lagos State government, is falsely passed off to the public as a private magazine. It is not. It is actually co-ordinated and published by Tunji Olowolafe and Hakeem Bello, SSA (Media) to BRF with government money.Of course, no newspaper would report this.
Fashola’s god-father, Bola Tinubu, while he was the governor, allocated to himself the former Strabag yard that is located beside the Lagos State Secretariat at Alausa, Ikeja. The land has now been developed to bear one of his investments – The Ikeja Shopping Mall (Ikeja Shoprite).No newspaper would report this.
In six months (between January and June 2009) Fashola spent money on several faceless organizations in the form of subventions, grants and donations, A total of N2 billion was given out in the process.No newspaper would report this.
The 14-hectare Parkview Ikoyi Estate foreshore land reclaimed by Lagos State Government is now owned by Bola Tinubu.No newspaper has reported this.
The contract for the installation of CCTVs on the street of Lagos was awarded to one of Fashola’s relatives.The relative claimed to be acting for CISCO. The contract was awarded for $62 million dollars,while the rejected quotation for the contract was $30 million. It is important to note that this was only a pilot scheme.No newspaper reported this.
Prince Dipo Eludoyin is a personal friend and proxy for ex-Gov Tinubu and Gov. Fashola. They had arrangements with him (Eludoyin) for some prime lands in Lagos to be sold to him. These lands were eventually sold to him at ridiculously low prices. Some of the lands include: : The 3.8-hectare of land of Lagos State Fisheries office in VI (beside the Institute of Oceanography), the fishery landing jetty at Badore (where the Ilubirin fishermen were to be relocated); the entire Ogudu foreshore scheme initially earmarked for a low-cost housing scheme; the Ilubinrin housing estate (which used to house Lagos state civil servants and judges up till 2007); the former Julius Berger yard at Oko Orisan, Epe.No newspaper would report this.
The entire maintenance contract and management of hospital equipment at the LASUTH was solely concessioned to Olowolafe’s company by the Tinubu administration at an annual payment of N850m paid upfront. The Fashola’s government retains this arrangementNo newspaper would report this.
Billions of naira have been paid not once, not twice for the development of Oyingbo market for which no appreciable level of work has been done? Oyingbo market is still in the same state that it has always been. The evidence is there for the public to see.No newspaper would report this.
Fashola lambasts the federal government, consistently, for its failure to provide steady power supply.No newspaper editorial has ever been written to ask him why he has failed, in 8 years, to provide Lagosians with pipe-borne water.
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