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Hand Ahmed, Ogunsola, others to EFCC for prosecution, Kwara house urges governor

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Kwara State House of Assembly has urged the state government to hand over the former governor of the state, Alhaji AbdulFafah Ahmed and Director General, KP3, Yomi Ogunsola to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation and prosecution, “if necessary,” over the handling of the Light Up Kwara project.

The House also directed the state government to hand over Investment One that handled the Infrastructure Fund Kwara (IFK), Reccofortezza, A Steven and Rubitec, contractors that handled the Light-Up Kwara Project over the same reason.

These were part of the resolutions of the House at the plenary on the report of an Ad-hoc Committee on the investigation into the Light-Up Kwara project executed by the last administration in the state. Reading the resolutions, Speaker, Yakubu Danladi Salihu, said the state government should review the terms and conditions of contract for the project and direct the contractors to complete all outstanding work.

It further urged the government to transfer all the activities of the project to the supervision and monitoring of the State Ministry of Energy in the interest of accountability and transparency. They also resolved that the state government should repeal the Kwara State Bureau of Public, Private Partnership (KP3) Law to allow respective Ministries take charge of statutory responsibilities handled by KP3.

Salihu also said the state government should order the then Director General of KP3 to return to Nigeria to shed light on grey areas of the project.

In related news, all the 80 members of the Kwara State Rapid Response Team (RRT) have tested negative to COVID-19 despite their active involvement in the movement of active cases, according to the Commissioner for Health, Raji Razaq. He dismissed claims of non-availability or shortage of PPEs as unfounded, saying the government continues to supply PPEs while also ensuring the welfare of the health workers and the patients.

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