VOICE AIR MEDIA News Update
According to DailyTrust, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been criticised over the approval of N7.5 million to replace liquid fragrance in his office and N3 billion to purchase rechargeable fans for the office of his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
Actions that public affairs analysts have described as insensitive to the plight of the people, especially coming at a time the government was encouraging the citizens to endure the economic hardship in the land.
However, further checks revealed that some questionable spending was approved by the state government.
The project which was executed by the office of the Chief of Staff was awarded to Flolizvi Connect.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, was sworn-in as President on May 29 after defeating his main rivals- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
Sanwo-Olu also started his second term tenure on the same date.
According to available information on the website of the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, there are less than 150 MDAs in Lagos.
The office of the Chief of Staff also got approval of N80.8m on June 19 for the procurement of ten units of foreign used vehicles.
400m was approved for flying hour expenses on an ad-hoc charter plane.
The government also approved N152m for the restoration of water supply at Iduganran palace, the official residence of the Oba of Lagos.
Records also showed that the state approved N581m to renovate Saint Andrews Anglican Church in Oke-Popo area of the state.