11 contractors collected N4bn without working in 2015 – Senator Gaya

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According to the Senate, 11 road contractors collected N4billion from the Ministry of Works in 2015 but failed to do the work they were paid for.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Daily Trust reports.
Gaya made the revelation when Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola appeared before the committee to defend his ministry’s budget.

The senator said further that one of the contractors collected N1 billion while some others collected N500 million.

Gaya also urged Fashola to investigate the named contracts and report back to the committee during the next meeting.

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