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SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by OrientDailyNews: 10:36am On Feb 11, 2019
Ngozi Egenuka

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said that attempts to limit disclosure of information of public interest would weaken the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

This was in response to the letter by Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, that the names of contractors that collected public funds meant for electricity projects could not be found in the Ministry records

Fashola said, “We have searched the Ministry’s record and the information you applied for is not held by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Power Sector).”

The letter signed on Fashola’s behalf by Mrs Shoetan A. A, Director (Legal Services) read in part: “I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 4th January 2019 in which you applied for request to disclose details of alleged corrupt contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects. The request has been handled under the FOI Act.”

Fashola's response followed SERAP’s suit number FHC/L/CS/105/19 filed last month at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The suit is seeking “an order for leave to apply for judicial review and an order of mandamus directing and/or compelling Fashola to provide specific details on the names and whereabouts of the contractors who collected public funds meant for electricity projects but disappeared with the money without executing any projects.”

SERAP in its last letter, dated February 8, 2019, and signed by its Deputy Director Kolawole Oluwadare said: “The public expectation is that government information when in the hands of any public institutions and agencies, should be available to the public, as prescribed by the FOI Act. The FOI Act should always be used as an authority for disclosing information rather than withholding it.”

The letter also said a case has been filed for the Ministry to release the information and urged them to go to any length to acquire the necessary information.

“Although, we have filed a case in court for remedial action and seeking an order to compel you and your Ministry to release the information requested, we urge you to take proactive steps to obtain the information from any other public institution or agency that may be holding the requested information, and to send to us the information without further delay. Your Ministry should not wait until the court makes it decision to compel you to disclose the requested information.

“Proactively releasing the information to SERAP and publishing it widely will strengthen the proper implementation of the FOI Act, promote accessibility and openness in government as well as show that the government will not shield the affected contractors and companies from accountability."

https://orientenergyreview.com/power-updates/serap-responds-fasholas-corrupt-electricity

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Ronpet777(m): 10:46am On Feb 11, 2019
This govt is technically corrupt!

This is the most dishonest govt I know...
They HV lorry load of skeletons in their cupboard!!

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by hisexcellency34: 12:54pm On Feb 11, 2019
SERAP should shut up. All these activists are corrupt
Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Alejob: 12:54pm On Feb 11, 2019
tongue
Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by azpekuliar(m): 12:55pm On Feb 11, 2019
Let them keep fooling themselves with their “anti-kwaRUPshun” posturing.

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by bishopkay: 12:55pm On Feb 11, 2019
angry
So with all the pontification that has been going on, Fashola can't specify people that took money and ran away?

This goes on to tell you there is a difference between leadership and propaganda.

Please people, APC as a party are better as opposition let's return them there! Buhari must go back to Daura for Nigeria to survive

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Runaway: 12:55pm On Feb 11, 2019
APC is once again showing that the party is the greatest problem facing the Nigeria people. How can u yell us the names of contractors are missing in a whole ministry?

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by genxris: 12:56pm On Feb 11, 2019
You hide your financial records from the public and tell us you are clean. No sir, it needs to be reviewed by others before we pass you that judgment.

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Alejob: 12:56pm On Feb 11, 2019
Power is no rocket science grin

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by princemillla(m): 12:57pm On Feb 11, 2019
Kpakam professional pen G- guys. These ones no need lappy to siphon money, na simple control.

Sooner or later what serap sought for will be expose by our regular "anonymity"

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Mmooii: 12:58pm On Feb 11, 2019
Read below

Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by mrp0806: 12:59pm On Feb 11, 2019
USELESS LEADERS

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Oyimeoyimemua(f): 12:59pm On Feb 11, 2019
They won't find na, the cabal of strong corrupt people were involved and the covered their tracks well

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by ArmaniUhuru: 12:59pm On Feb 11, 2019
Fashola is no different. Apc is a party for thieves and retired criminals.

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Racoon(m): 1:00pm On Feb 11, 2019
Dunning Kruger Effect; "Wherein incompetent people do not only fail to realize their incompetence but consider themselves more competent than anyone else."
Same Fashola that once said corrupt contractors are behind the abysmal failure of his power ministry is the same that did a volte face to say this shitcrap.

So discerning Nigerians can see how this govt and agencies under it are all enmeshed in abetting or covering corruption yet saying it's fighting same.

This is the problem with liars.It's always difficult for liars to retrace their footsteps because they don't keep track of how much lies they have told.

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by chloride6: 1:02pm On Feb 11, 2019
This is a twist to the FOI bill..

You can ask, and i can tell you it does not exist

grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by mbappelot23: 1:07pm On Feb 11, 2019
fashola along with tinubu are rogues who milked lagos dry

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Mopolchi: 1:07pm On Feb 11, 2019
What do you expect from a corrupt apc govt?

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by tommykiwi(m): 1:08pm On Feb 11, 2019
hisexcellency34:
SERAP should shut up. All these activists are corrupt
The Minister for Darkness should rather give them a better respond than this trash!

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by YeshuaBeloved: 1:10pm On Feb 11, 2019
See for yourself folks

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Firefire(m): 1:10pm On Feb 11, 2019
Ronpet777:
This govt is technically corrupt!

Extremely kworupt gonment

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Firefire(m): 1:12pm On Feb 11, 2019
Racoon:

Same Fashola that once said corrupt contractors are behind the abysmal failure of his power ministry is the same that did a volte face to say this shitcrap.

So discerning Nigerians can see how this govt and agencies under it are all enmeshed in abetting or covering corruption yet fighting It's fighting same.

This is the problem with liars.It's always difficult for liars to retrace their footsteps because they don't keep track of how much lies they have told.


The fools just open their mouths and close it without sense.

APC, Party of professional liars and career rogues

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by herich(m): 1:12pm On Feb 11, 2019
Those irredeemable zombies will avoid this news, like plague.

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by ArinzeAnthony03: 1:14pm On Feb 11, 2019
hisexcellency34:
SERAP should shut up. All these activists are corrupt

Chai...with this you said...I now know we are finished in this country, abeg who did this to us...you are killing your future and that of your children and children children in the name of ethnicity, nepotism and tribalism.

May God save us all...

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Omeokachie: 1:17pm On Feb 11, 2019
What is Fashola hiding?

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by HomeOfMe(f): 1:17pm On Feb 11, 2019
OrientDailyNews:


https://orientenergyreview.com/power-updates/serap-responds-fasholas-corrupt-electricity



Nigeria is presently in the hands of thieves who are quick to label others thieves forgetting that it takes a thief to know a thief. Wolves in sheep's clothing.

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by Racoon(m): 1:22pm On Feb 11, 2019
Firefire:
The fools just open their mouths and close it without sense.APC, Party of professional liars and career rogues
Yi o da fun è aburo.Ori wa ko ni gba abode.

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by BigBashiru: 1:23pm On Feb 11, 2019
hisexcellency34:
SERAP should shut up. All these activists are corrupt
You prove the curse d status of blacks.... here is an organization trying to give u light you are asking them to shut up.... same way they said Sowore should start from his lga. I feel for blacks sha.

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Re: SERAP Responds To Fashola's 'no Corrupt' Electricity Contractor by HomeOfMe(f): 1:24pm On Feb 11, 2019
A former boss of mine who's wife is a National assembly staff told us that whenever these politicians are together maybe at their different clubs or private leisure meetings,they laugh at Nigerians. They know Nigerians are gullible,easily manipulated especially using ethnicity and religion-they laugh at our stupidity..

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