Ogun Lawmaker Three Classrooms That Cost N16 Million

Mr. Adebutu Oladipupo, Ogun federal lawmaker three classrooms cost the sum of N16 million.

Oladipupo in 2018, nominated the sum of N48 million to construct three classrooms each that will be located at Saint Paul’s Ijokun Sagamu, United Primary School Ipara Remo,  and Obafemi Awolowo Memorial School Ikenne, of Ogun state.

A visit to the project site shows that third among the schools, located at Ilishan was not constructed, rather an old school was renovated.

The deal was pulled using the Ministry of Education and Universal Basic Education Commission while Oladipupo facilitated it as a constituency project.

Worse still, the schools have no furniture supplied in them as agreed in the deal and has not been commissioned six months after completion.

Constituency project is one area that has featured prominently as a place where massive corruption is taken place with Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria President recently accused the federal lawmakers of spending over a trillion naira with nothing to show for it.

Worse still, Mr. John Ewua, a civil engineer told MAWA Foundation, building three classrooms averages N3 million to N4 million with all the necessary fittings which the lawmaker schools do not have.

Also, Mrs. Isa Rabiu, who owns a school in Nyanya, a satellite town in Abuja, told MAWA Foundation that N16 million is enough to build the whole school and hire teachers.

She frowned at why those in authority will steal such a huge amount of money and try to justify it.

The Nigeria anti-graft agency has also accused the lawmakers of conniving with Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to insert constituency project funds in the national budget for the purpose of diverting the same.

The anti-graft agency, the Independently Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is currently working with stakeholders in the media and Civil Society Organizations to track and prosecute lawmakers and MDAs who diverted monies meant for constituency projects.

MAWA Foundation could not immediately reach out to Mr. Adebutu Oladipupo for a response over the project.

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