Investigations have shown that Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state lied when he said that the list of projects, cost and details of contractors are displayed on the website of Lagos state Tenders board.
Various checks on the website of Lagos state tenders board(http://www.stb.lagosstate.gov.ng)did not show contracts awarded neither did it show cost of contracts awarded.
Governor Fashola made the statement at the Channels Television organised Lagos state Governorship candidates’ debate held on March 2, in Lagos.
Fashola had responded to an accusation by Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Governorship candidate ,Dr. Adegboyega Dosunmu that the state contract award procedure is not transparent.
Dosunmu had alleged: “Every Wednesday, the Federal Executive Council publishes the list of contract awards and their costs. That is the level of transparency we expect in Lagos also," he said, challenging Mr. Fashola to publish the list of all the projects the state government has done and their cost.”
In his response,Governor Fashola said: “Award of projects is done by the State Tenders Board and the list of these projects, the cost, and details of contractors are on the website of that Board.”
The five governorship candidates for Lagos state where at Channels TV last night for a debate over their plans for the state.
The debate, which was aired live, had governor, Babatunde Fashola of the Action Congress of Nigeria(CAN); Adegboyega Dosumu of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP); Dominic Agboola of the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA); Yomi Tokoya of the All Nigeria Peoples Party(ANPP) and Jaiye Randle, of Social Democratic Mega Party(SDMP).