Monday, November 25, 2013

FOI: Request For Information On Ejigbo-Idimu Road

Dear Sir : Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) is a
coalition of over hundred and fifty Anti Corruption organizations
whose primary aim is to constructively combat corruption vigorously
and to ensure the effective monitoring of the various Anti-graft
agencies in its activities in the fight against corruption and to
enthrone transparency, accountability, probity, and total commitment
in the fight to eradicate corruption in Nigeria.
The Ejigbo-Idimu road in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos
State, in a current decrepit status, has degenerated gradually over
the years due to lack of maintenance. The road has dilapidated to the
extent that the commercial buses, including the few motorists who used
to ply the road, have had to abandon it for alternative access roads.
The road is filled with gullies and puddles, reducing means of
transportation on the road to 'okada' (motocycle) and 'keke Maruwa'
(tricycles) and even, the okada and Maruwa riders have to glide
through the puddles carefully, lest machine and its passengers end up
in the dirty water. (It should be noted that the Lagos State
Government has banned tricycles and motorcycles on Major roads; and
Ejigbo-Idimu road is a major highway).
On April, 2013, during the Annual Ministerial Briefing marking the
second year of second term of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, the
Ejigbo-Idimu road was stated to be amongst ongoing projects. In June
2013, the inhabitants of the Local Government still complained on
several occasions through various newspapers including the Punch
Newspapers (June 22, 2013) and ThisDay Newspapers (June 9, 2013) that
the road is still unusable and that, though work has indeed commenced
in the last 2 years, not much has been done, only construction of
drainages and demolition of houses were done till date.
CSNAC is hereby requesting, in accordance with the Section 2, 3, 4 of
the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, for the following information on
the contract of the reconstruction of the Idimu-Ejigbo road:
1. Total cost of the contact for the construction of that road.
2. Name of the contractor awarded the contract
3. Deadline for completion of the project, as contained in the contract.
4. Relevant documents in support of responses to these requests.
We look forward to receiving these documents promptly and, in any
event, within 7 days of the receipt of this application, as provided
for in the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.
Olanrewaju Suraju
To: Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat
Honourable Commissioner
Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure
Lagos State Secretariat
Alausa, Ikeja.

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