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General News of Monday, 20 November 2023


Wild reactions as Lagos state Governor spends N7m for perfume, N2bn for rechargeable fans, N18m for chickens

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The 2023 governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC) in Lagos, Funso Doherty has tackled Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the procurements awarded by the state government.

The ADC chieftain in a post via X on Saturday, November 18, listed some of the projects he found troubling.

He cited “provision of supply items (rechargeable fans, rechargeable lights and fridge in the office of the deputy governor.”

He said N18.5 million was awarded to the office of the chief of staff to the Lagos governor for the “supply and distribution of 2,000 Noiler chicken across the local government areas (LGAs) and wards in the state”.

His revelations has since sparked an uproar on social media, with many demanding explanation to the huge sums used by the state government.

Reacting to the concerns, Tope Balogun, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2023 election in Lagos state on Monday said he was not surprised by the listed items on the government budget.

Speaking in an interview with, he noted that the national budget is not absolved of such 'financial recklessness'.

Balogun said;

"It has always been like that for several years if they have been understudying the Lagos state annual budget. Same thing for the national budget too.

"I won't want to create a mountain out of a molehill as if something entirely new just happened.

"During our campaigns the other time we identified a lot more and spoke about leakages in government spendings and revenues.

"We specifically talked about our IGR not well accounted for as much as not being judiciously utilised.

"As for me, nothing new has been raised based on what the budget as always looked like outside the fact that they were better summarised for public consumption."

Below are some reactions from Nigerians

@MissPearls: So they approved N531.5M for the renovation of a Chruch

Replacement of liquid fragrance for Governor’s office for N7.4M

@n6oflife6: Laslas Sanwo normally no suppose miss Prison bcos what is this Nonsense. Fraudulent expenses everywhere. 90% of it Has no benefits for the average Lagosian.

Monthly empowerment for the wife of Deputy Gov for N30M

Plus other ridiculous expenses

Sanwoolu is surely out-thieving Thiefnubu his master!

@Spotlight_Abby: Blue Line is the Asiwaju of contracts in LASG.

If you spend N269 million as PR for whistleblowing, you deserve that whistle to blown over your own head.

When it comes to buying cars for public servants, they go for mikano changan (83.7 million for 5 cars), but for themselves, they spend N440 million to buy one Lexus bullet as one of their pool cars.

@chymaker: Dear @jidesanwoolu Please have some shame, remorse and integrity

This is all too obvious

Thank you for your understanding

@Its_ereko: to renovate Church ₦531.5m
Rechargeable fan ₦2b
Restoration of water supply ₦152.1m
Liquid Fragrance ₦7.4m
Deputy Gov wife ₦30m monthly.
Supply of chicken across the State ₦18.4m
Just check am yourself. Nigerians dey sleep

@MikeUbaka: Thank You Sir for taking your time out to do this

7m for air fresheners..
2bn for rechargeable fans and fridge for one office..500m to renovate church...
Among other things pointed out...APC are just banking on the fact that Nigerians are too lazy to read.

Yoruba Ronu were attacking GRV when he said "for every 2m Lagos spends, they are embezzling 4m" only for LASG to share their taxes among themselves

@wandeoki: The saddest part is @jidesanwoolu is owing pensioners their pension. The total amount is less than 5b.

Why is @lagosstategov so wicked?