The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Education has facilitated the renovation of a single classroom block for the sum of N60 million.
Under the deal, the Federal Ministry of Education, through the Universal Basic Education, budgeted the sum of N60 million for the renovation of a single block of a classroom.
Zamfara Socio-Economic Accountability Project, a non-governmental organization that monitored the project located at Tsafe/Gusau area of Zamfara state has since said it has been completed.
This appears to be a perfect plan executed by government officials to divert public funds using school renovation as a cover.
Worse still, checks by MAWA Foundation shows the ministry of education and Zamfara state may have shortchanged the people and engaged in contract inflation hiding under the procurement processes.
Mr. Kelvin Ugwu, a civil engineer, told MAWA Foundation, that amount is enough to build three standard schools and wonders why a single block of a classroom will be renovated with such a huge amount of money.
Mrs. Josephine Apia, a headteacher in one of the private schools in the Kubwa area of Abuja, told MAWA Foundation, that amount is enough to build a whole school, employ teachers and run it for three years.
Worse still, the ministry of education and the Zamfara state government say N60 million has been expended in renovating a single block of classroom.