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Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by ijustdey: 12:08pm On Jun 26
The Senate has commended the Redeemed Christian Church of God and its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for rehabilitating the Ife-Ifewara Road, at a cost of N188m.

The red chamber also directed Messrs Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited, which abandoned the project after collecting mobilisation funds, to refund N140m to the federation account.

The road project was earlier awarded to Messrs Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited but was abandoned after the company was paid N151m by the Federal Ministry of Works.

After spending N188m to rehabilitate the road, the RCCG petitioned the Senate through the Church Secretary, Pastor Niyi Adebanjo, on February 9, 2021, and accused the ministry of paying N151m to the contractors which abandoned the project until the church rehabilitated it as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, was summoned by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, over the issue and he explained how his ministry paid the N151m to the contractors.

The committee chairman, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, submitted the report of his investigations to the Senate at plenary on Thursday.

Having scrutinised the panel’s observations, findings and recommendations, the Senate accordingly hailed the RCCG for its generosity and condemned Messrs Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited for abandoning the road project after collecting mobilisation funds.

Part of the Senate resolution read, “That the Senate does commend the RCCG for alleviating the suffering of the Ife-Ifewara community by rehabilitating the Ife-Ifewara Road in Osun State.

“That the Senate does urge the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to formally terminate the contract for the road project awarded to Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited in 2010 and abandoned since 2011 and recover the sum of N140m released to the company.”

Fashola, however, told the Senate committee that the money was not paid between 2016 to 2018 to the contractors as alleged by the RCCG.

He explained that the contract for the road was awarded to Cartil Construction in December 2010 for N662m as a constituency project executed under the Ministry of Works five years before the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), took over.

He said based on Section 36 of the Public Procurement Act, the contractor was entitled to 15 per cent as mobilisation fee.

He said the then minister first approved the payment of N99.4m to Cartil Construction Limited as 15 per cent mobilisation fee in 2011.

He said having moved to the site, a second payment of N52m was made on December 29, 2011, bringing the total to N151m.

Fashola said contrary to the RCCG’s claims, the ministry under him did not pay any money to the contractors between 2016-2018.

Adebanjo apologised to Fashola and the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing for indicating in his petition that the contractor was paid when the minister was in office.

https://punchng.com/ife-ifewara-road-senate-asks-fgs-contractors-to-refund-n140m/

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by NwaNimo1(m): 12:10pm On Jun 26
Ask.....?......Repay?

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by testimony202: 12:19pm On Jun 26
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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by IgweOfNnewi: 12:20pm On Jun 26
Ok
Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by 2special(m): 12:24pm On Jun 26
God bless the Church but that other people, their duty is to condem the church even to help their follower's, they won't and l have never seen or heard where they contribute to the economic growth of the country.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Unigrad: 12:32pm On Jun 26
A road the federal ministry of works awarded with #662m was done with #188m by the church. You see the huge difference in amount?

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by DDDEnterprises: 12:42pm On Jun 26
Nice one!
Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by specialmati(m): 12:51pm On Jun 26
grin grin grin grin grin government of madness.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by avrilwisedata: 12:51pm On Jun 26
Na wah
Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by NewDelhi(m): 12:52pm On Jun 26
They budgeted a bogus sum for this project. Yet RCCG executed it at a far cheaper price. This country can never get there, stop deceiving yourselves.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by avrilwisedata: 12:52pm On Jun 26
Unigrad:
A road the federal ministry of works awarded with #662m was done with #188m by the church. You see the huge difference in amount?
These are the issues we are talking about

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Alexas58: 12:52pm On Jun 26
Imagine a church taking over a road that was allocated by the federal government.
Even the foreign contractors believe that our government can do nothing.

We need to wipe out this shame from our face.

The Govt should live up to their responsibilities.
It saddens my heart that we don’t have 24 hours electricity in most part of our country, yet the government is exporting electricity to other countries grin grin angry

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Lexusgs430: 12:52pm On Jun 26
RCCG try......


What is Oyedepo, Oyakhilome etc etc doing.........

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Armyof1: 12:53pm On Jun 26
Ok
Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Nikkganc08(m): 12:53pm On Jun 26
Since I was born till now I have beards, I've never seen the Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) win any argument.

They lose at all cases even if it's against a primary school kid (and d kid came to court to defend himself instead of hiring a lawyer).

They are always apologizing

Or denying

Or contradicting each other.


I still love my country and my President.

I just pray they start winning at something (anything)

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by azpekuliar(m): 12:53pm On Jun 26
Unigrad:
A road the federal ministry of works awarded with #662m was done with #188m by the church. You see the huge difference in amount?

Also no mention of how to retrieve the N151m that was paid to the contractor that ended up abandoning the job. That one is gone just like that.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by diplomat058(m): 12:53pm On Jun 26
Unigrad:
A road the federal ministry of works awarded with #662m was done with #188m by the church. You see the huge difference in amount?
Bloated Budgets are one of the hallmarks of corruption in this country

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Earlystar698(m): 12:53pm On Jun 26
“A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world.” #MLK

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by koyeni(m): 12:53pm On Jun 26
Good development.
Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Afriqan: 12:55pm On Jun 26
Some people will still come and insult RCCG and Pastor Adeboye despite the fact that as a Church, they're doing what a democratically elected government wouldn't do for their people with all the taxes, IGR and resources we have in the country.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Philipmems(m): 12:55pm On Jun 26
Unigrad:
A road the federal ministry of works awarded with #662m was done with #188m by the church. You see the huge difference in amount?

Welcome to one of the most corrupt country in the world.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by AfroKnight: 12:56pm On Jun 26
Unigrad:
A road the federal ministry of works awarded with #662m was done with #188m by the church. You see the huge difference in amount?

Factor in inflation. 662m is much more now.

In Nigerian government contracts, as much as 70% of the contract sum is for bribes.

Look at the National Assembly they renovated that was leaking the other day. Just look at the national embarrassment.

Contractors dey get mind to abandon project because dem don use 70% take settle oga.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Xpol: 12:56pm On Jun 26
Hmm see corruption and stealing In our dear country, 662-151=511 and judging by the time the contract was awarded I bet to finish that road won’t reach 80million naira. So few people will just sit and share 511 million naira doing that small road. If I’m to calculate how much they will share in rehabilitating Lagos-Ibadan express way my calculator will show error cos its CPU May collapse in trying to calculate that.

Xpol

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by jhydebaba(m): 12:57pm On Jun 26
Unigrad:
A road the federal ministry of works awarded with #662m was done with #188m by the church. You see the huge difference in amount?

You forgot to compare 662m in 2010 and 188 when RCCG did the project which might not be long ago.


See how these people in government don finish us.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by Jetrue3oo: 12:57pm On Jun 26
2special:
God bless the Church but that other people, their duty is to condem the church even to help their follower's, they won't and l have never seen or where they contribute to the economic growth of the country.


Oga all na business strategy
Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by salem1996: 12:57pm On Jun 26
angry

Watch how all those people insulting pastors and churches will duldge this thread like Pinto duldging a shot from Ronaldo
cool

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by obembet(f): 12:57pm On Jun 26
Unigrad:
A road the federal ministry of works awarded with #662m was done with #188m by the church. You see the huge difference in amount?

Assume the government work the road for 662M then, some pple will come here and be praising them.

Imagine dollars rate 2010 and now.

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by BrazilaAirporta: 12:58pm On Jun 26
Money wey Dem don chop. If they haven't divided it amongst themselves (contractor and contract awardee) they would have refunded it.

Weldon RCCG and God bless Christians world wide

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by SILVERLINES: 12:59pm On Jun 26
wink

Paper funding, don't be surprised when u get to know the cattails who share this money, the contractors will end up having 10% of the said 151M

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Re: Ife-Ifewara Road: Senate Hails RCCG, Asks FG’s Contractors To Refund ₦140M by money121(m): 12:59pm On Jun 26
Ok

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