Lagos Speaker denies awarding contracts to self…
Written by admin on March 23, 2020
WRITTEN BY BARNABAS HUNJO
The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Alhaji Mudashiru Obasa has denied allegations of awarding contracts to self in the Assembly as stated in a report published by Sahara Reporters on Saturday.
Alhaji Obasa, who described the media outfit as “Sahara Liars and Failure”, challenged the media outfit to make the proofs public.
The Speaker stated this diring the plenary session held on Monday.
Alhaji Obasa re-emphasized that there was no relationship between De Kingrun Multipurpose Nig. Ltd and the Lagos State Assembly, noting that the media outfit should publish the contract date, location, amount and contractual agreement.
“Let me also join you to emphasize that what was published by ‘Sahara Liar’ has nothing to do with me.
“I said it two weeks ago when publication was out about the existence of the kingdom which I made my position on that.
“But the fact remains that De Kingrun has no relationship with the Lagos State House of Assembly.
“And I am challenging ‘SaharaLiars and Failures’ to publish if there is any. At least, they have alleged and they must be able to prove by giving out the name of such contracts, the amount, the location, the date and the contractual agreement.
“So, with this, the public would be convinced that truly such allegation exists.
“But, as we speak, I am saying emphatically that there is no relationship between the kingdom and Lagos State House of Assembly.
“So, Sahara Liars and failure you can prove me wrong” The Speaker stated.
Speaking earlier, The Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni, who brought the matter to the House, stated that the House did not in anyway award contracts to the mentioned companies in the report published by the media outfit.
“Mr Speaker, let me seek your indulgence to make announcement of the publication on Sahara Reporters in which some comments were made regarding the House.
“As the Clerk of the House and Head of Administration, I want to say categorically to the public that this house has not had any business dealings with the mentioned companies” Azeez stated.
Sahara Reporters had on Saturday published a report that emerging facts revealed illegal activities being perpetrated by Speaker of Lagos State Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa.
The report highlighted a list of companies the Speaker had been using to award contracts to himself and launder public funds.
The report revealed that Alhaji Obasa primarily used De Kingrun Multipurpose Nigeria Ltd for securing and implementing contracts from the parliament and ministries.
It stated that he also owns several other companies used for receiving contracts from the Lagos Assembly.
The companies include Adesav International Ventures, Quick Solution International Ventures, White Honey Enterprises, Cream on Ice Services, A.B DELCO Nigeria Company, and Fabric Splash Ventures.
Others are Skye-Macosh Company, Swifthill International Ventures, Silver Section Global, Davedab Global Ventures and Jose Macosh Company.
According to the SaharaReporters, Alhaji Obasa is a direct beneficiary at De Kingrun Multipurpose Nigeria Ltd.
The paper alleged that De Kingrun Multipurpose Nigeria Ltd. with RC: A813/08/308 was registered at the Corporate Affairs Commission with names of Obasa’s father, one of his wives and three of his children who were minors at the time of registration.
It is said that Obasa is the sole signatory to all the bank accounts of the company.