BREAKING: Fashola Fingers In N166b contracts ‘scam’, Senate Steps In

The Senate may have concluded plans to investigate the Minister of Power, works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,‎ over the award of 10 road and bridge contracts worth N166 billion.‎
The Bureau Public Procurement had queried Fashola ‎over the violation of laws guiding contract awards in Nigeria based on the manner he selected contractors for the projects.
At the resumption of plenary on Wednesday, Senator Dino Melaye, who ‎raised a point of order on alleged contracts infractions by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on the floor, said Nigerians had opened a ledger for thieves in power.
Melaye said: “I draw the attention of the country to some infraction and corruption between the Ministry of Power and the Bureau for Public Procurement.”
He alleged that the Ministry and the BPP had colluded in ‎inflating the cost of contracts for the rehabilitation and construction of bridges and roads across the country.
Melaye added: “Nigerians are watching.
“They have opened a ledger for thieves in power and who are still in power.”
Melaye thereafter asked the Red Chamber‎ to give him the opportunity ‎to bring a motion on the issue to the chamber on Thursday.
The Senate is expected to debate the matter on Thursday (tomorrow).‎‎

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