Outrage over Fashola's N78.3million website

Governor Babatunde Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing

Fashola: a website of scandal
Fashola: a website of scandal

News report that former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola shelled N78.3million of Lagos tax-payers money on his personal website, has stirred a huge buzz on twitter.

In tweets and retweets, commentators have been expressing derision and disgust that the former governor could have approved such a questionable expenditure under his watch.

The consensus is that the cost was grossly exaggerated and over-inflated.

A WordPress website, like http://tundefashola.com/http://tundefashola.com/ should not cost more than N3million, according to expert opinions.

The story was broken by BudgIT, quoting a budget report on the website of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.

The contract was awarded in 2014 to “Info Access Plus Limited”. A Google search by TheNEWS did not turn anything out about the company.

Here are sample tweets on the contract;

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