FASHOLA TO ENetSuD: WE SPENT N294,400,000 IN 2017, BUDGETED N338,845,000 IN 2018 ON MICHAEL IMODU-GANMO ROAD
The Honorable Minister of Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing., Mr. Raji Fashola, has responded to the Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by ENetSuD on 9th April, 2019.
In the response of the Minster referenced FMPWH/DPP/453/T/30 dated 23rd May 2019 and received by ENetSuD on 28th May 2019, Fashola explained that the Dualization of Michael Imodu Ganmo/Afon Junction road in Ilorin is an Aso Rock Villa 2017 and 2018 Capital Project that will cost N1,691,893,055.
Explaining further in his letter, Mr. Fashola further disclosed that “the project contractor, HMF Construction Limited, received N294,400,000 in 2017, while N338,845,950 was budgeted for the ongoing road project in 2018”. However, the exact amount paid to the contractor from the 2018 appropriation was not disclosed, as the procurement process and 2018 budget execution is still in progress. Mr. Fashola added that the Percentage Physical progress of the project is 28.26%.
ENetSuD noted that the project is suffering from inadequate funding, as the amount released so far within 2 years is still below 30%, making the project percentage completion to stand at 28.26%. Thus, ENetSuD will continue to monitor further release of fund for the project until it is completed, so that the project will benefit Kwarans as planned.