The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says it has received details of some alleged corrupt contractors from the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.
In a statement issued on Sunday by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP said the minister forwarded some documents from some of the ministry’s agencies, providing some level of details regarding the names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects.
The letter named an Abuja based company, which was in 2014 awarded a contract for the supply and installation of test and maintenance equipment relays, among others to various NAPTIN regional training centers.
Fashola is yet to react to SERAP’s claim as at the time of writing this report.
Out of the total contract sum of N87.7 million, the amount of N79.4 million was paid to the company, but only 13 of the 19 items have so far been supplied, with six items outstanding.
SERAP had in February 2019, filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking “an order of mandamus directing Mr Fashola to provide specific details on the names and whereabouts of the contractors who collected public funds meant for electricity projects but never executed them.”
SERAP said it will continue to push the ministry and its agencies to reveal more details of alleged corrupt contractors and companies.