Lagos - The IT firm named by the Lagos State procurement office as receiving N78 million for the upgrade of former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s personal website, has denied receiving the said amount, Punch reports.
Info Access Plus Limited said its quotation for the job was N12.5 million, and that the state eventually spent N10 million.
The figure contradicts details released by the Lagos State procurement office, first reported by the budget analytic firm, BudgiT.
The listing shows N78 million was spent on the website.
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According to information technology experts, www.tundefashola.com, created by the firm for the former governor, is a WordPress website and an upgrade could not have cost more than N300 000.
The news of the expenditure has elicited outrage from Nigerians, with many using their social media accounts to lambast Fashola, widely seen as one of few upright politicians who could be given a cabinet position by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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