EXPOSED: How Kwara state Government inflated #185million school renovation contract by over 15.7% – ENetSuD

The Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), has exposed discovery of Twenty Nine Million, Forty six thousand, eight hundred and thirty six Naira Forty Three Kobo (₦29,046,836.43) padded into the sum of contract for the renovation of Ilorin Grammar School (IGS), Ilorin.

The contract for the renovation of IGS was approve for a total sum of ₦185,770,015.78 by the Kwara state Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, indicating the project was inflated by about 15.7%.

The anti-corruption Civil Society Organization (CSO) reputed for promoting good governance, transparency and accountability, according to a press release signed by its Press Secretary, Saeed Tijjani particularly accused the Kwara State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development of padding the IGS contract project.

Recall, that the AbdulRazaq led Kwara state government has been, since inception, embroiled in series of contract inflation, padding and racketeering allegations, all of which were not controverted by the State government.

ENetSuD explained that a re-examination of the Bill of Quantity (BoQ) of the IGS project revealed some irrelevant items padded into the BoQ to inflate the contract sum by ₦29.046million.

ENetSuD added that the 15.7% inflation is just for the contract sum, while a physical assessment of the project executed on the site is yet to be carried out to determine if the works have been executed according to specification by the contractor.

However, re-calculation by ENetSuD reveals that the correct contract sum ought to have been ₦156,723,179.35 and adviced the Ministry of Education to do the needful as soon as possible.

By Fresh Insight 


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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