Lagos state government approved the sum of N44.8m for the clearing of vegetables within the Epe Mixed Development Scheme.
According to records from the state’s Public Procurement Agency (PPA), the project was awarded in May to M/S Obak Nigeria Enterprises by the Lagos State New Towns Development Authority.
Daily Trust had reported that Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been criticised over the approval of N7.5 million to replace liquid fragrance in his office and N3 billion to purchase rechargeable fans for the office of his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
Actions that public affairs analysts have described as insensitive to the plight of the people, especially coming at a time the government was encouraging the citizens to endure the economic hardship in the land.
However, further checks revealed that some questionable spending was approved by the state government.
According to the document, N73.1m was approved for the production of the official portraits of President Bola Tinubu and the state governor, Sanwo-Olu.
The project which was executed by the office of the Chief of Staff was awarded to Flolizvi Connect.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, was sworn-in as President on May 29 after defeating his main rivals- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
Sanwo-Olu also started his second term tenure on the same date.