David mark and dan onjeh

SCAM! Contractor collects N1bn for dualization of Otukpo township road from FG, disappears

The Senate Committee on Works yesterday said 11 road contractors collected N4billion last year from the federal ministry of Works and did not mobilize to sites.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya disclosed this yesterday when the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola appeared before his Committee for budget defence.

According to him, some contractors collected N500 million while one of the contractors collected N1 billion. He gave an instance of the dualisation of Otukpo township road, in Benue State where the contractor was paid N1 billion.

Gaya demanded the minister to check the details of such contracts and report back in the next meeting noting that there is no point giving a contractor mobilization fee when he cannot perform.

Responding, the minister promised to check and get back to the committee.
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