By Yemi Adebowale
In 2014, the Lagos State Government under Governor Babatunde Fashola SAN spent the sum of N78 million for the upgrade of the website – www.tundefashola.com according to a budget report on the website of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency. The contract, according to the contract details, was awarded to Info Access Plus Limited.
Meanwhile, shock, disbelief and condemnation from Nigerians have greeted the discovery which was first drawn to public attention by BudgIT – a civic tech organisation, raising the standards of transparency, civic engagement and accountability most especially in public finance.
How can you build a WordPress website for 78 million naira? Are you mad? Or am I the mad one for thinking you might be mad? #Nigeria
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) August 7, 2015
Even the forces in ACN dont want Fashola in PMB’s cabinet & he fell right into their hands wit a 78M ‘website’
— Opeoluwa | Open NASS (@responficient11) August 7, 2015
@oged07 Fashola take 78 million build website tori Olorun!
— Damocles (@Damocleansword) August 7, 2015