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Light Up Kwara Project: Hand Over Kwara Ex-Gov Ahmed And Others To EFCC - KWHA To AbdulRazaq

The Kwara State House of Assembly has urged the state Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to hand over his predecessor, Abdulfattah Ahmed , and the Director General, KP3, Yomi Ogunsola, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for investigation.

The House equally urged the state government to hand over the consultants who handled the state Infrastructure Fund, Investment One, as well as the two companie , Reccofortezza - A Steven and Rubitec, contractors responsible for the Light - Up Kwara project .

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the N3.9 billion streetlight project was awarded in 2015 by ex-governor Ahmed to provide illumination on some major streets in llorin metropolis and other parts of the state.

The House made the demand at plenary on Thursday in Ilorin after adopting the report of its ad-hoc committee investigating the execution of the project.

The Chairman of the Committee, Honourable Abolarin Ganiyu Gabriel, while presenting the report, informed his colleagues that the project was not properly executed in line with specification, but rather executed to loot Kwara State of it's fund by the managers of the fund.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu, while reading the resolution of the House after deliberation and adoption of the report, said it has become imperative to prosecute the former governor and Ogunshola, who jointly undertook to execute the project.

The Assembly also wants the repeal of the state Public Private Partnership law to curb corruption and other sharp practices in the award of contracts in the state.

Besides, it called for a review of the terms and conditions of the Light Up Kwara Project.

The resolution urged the state government to compel the two contractors handling the project to complete it according to specifications across the state.

The House called for the transfer of all activities of the project to the state Ministry of Energy for proper execution.

Speaker Salihu Danladi flayed the sidelining the ministry of energy in the award of the project, describing it as unacceptable.

The highlight of the recommendation was a demand by the House for the state government to hand-over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for furtherr investigation and prosecution, the immediate past governor of Kwara State, Alhaji AbdulFatah Ahmed and the Director-General of KP3 Bureau, Mr. Abayomi Ogunshola, who were identified as the two principal actors in all financial and administrative malfeasance perpetrated under the cover of KP3 and IF-K.

Other members of the Ad-hoc Committee who all signed the reports are Honourable Olatunji Ibrahim Ambali, the Vice Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee, Honourable Afolabi Salaudeen, Honourable  Baba Mohamed and Honourable John Bello.

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