No fraud in varsity power projects, Fashola tells Reps


John Ameh, Abuja

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday faulted the House of Representatives’ position that the Rural Electrification Agency fraudulently awarded N42bn power projects in nine Nigerian universities and one teaching hospital in breach of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.

Contrary to the House position, the minister stated that there was no evidence of fraud.

He said all that was required would have been “a simple letter” requesting his ministry or the agency to clarify issues that agitated lawmakers about the projects.

Fashola had appeared by the House Joint Committees on Power/Procurement at the National Assembly in Abuja to answer questions in connection with the projects.

He appeared in company with the Managing Director of the REA, Damilola Ogunbiyi, and other top officials of the ministry.

The committees, jointly chaired…

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