While discussing the more than 78 million naira spent for maintenance on the former Governor Fashola’s personal website, Mr. Stanley Achonu, the Operations Lead for BudgIT Nigeria, told SaharaTV that more than 1.18 billion naira was spent on only six pedestrian bridges in Lagos.

Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State Governor

Mr. Achonu revealed during the interview that the outrageous 1.18 billion naira was spent for the pedestrian bridges on Lekki Expressway and added “by Monday our team members will need to see if they are constructing those bridges.”

He added that, “I’m assuming as of now, that money has already been spent.”

The BudgIT team also learned this past week that in 2014 more than “330 million naira [was] spent for work on the house of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State.”

When asked whether BudgIT received explanation from the Lagos State government about this monumental waste, Mr. Achonu said “they don’t owe us any explanation…We don’t want to be contacted. They should contact the Lagosians whose money they used.”

BudgIT is an independent organization which reviews and evaluates Federal and State budgets in Nigeria. They also review the procurement and commissioning of projects in Nigeria to enhance transparency and report on corruption. 

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