Deputy Director of SERAP, Kolawole Oluwadare, says the minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola has released details of some allegedly corrupt contractors.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) received some documents containing some level of details regarding the names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects. According to Kolawole Oluwadare, the documents were forwarded from some of the ministry’s agencies.
In a recent statement, the human rights group cited the ministry’s letter with reference number FMP/LU/R2K/2016/T/40 and signed on Fashola’s behalf by the Permanent Secretary for Power, Louis Edozien, was sent to the group, last week.
According to the letter, a named Abuja-based company, 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 was listed amongst the corrupt contractors.
Babatunde Fashola is yet to react to SERAP’s claim.
“We welcome Mr Fashola’s latest response and the information regarding Pow technologies limited. But we need details of names of other contractors that have collected public funds yet failed to execute power projects,” the statement read in part.
“We will continue to push the ministry and its agencies to reveal more details of alleged corrupt contractors and companies.”