‘N30bn scam’: Security operatives foil plot to burn Edo govt property

‘N30bn scam’: Security operatives foil plot to burn Edo govt property

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The Edo State Government on Tuesday morning moved all files relating to the N30 billion Benin storm water Master plan contract from the State ministry of Environment and sustainability to Government House in Benin City.

CIVIL SERVANTS MOVING FILES FROM MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY ON TUESDAY MORNING

The project was awarded during the administration of former governor Adams Oshiomhole 12 years ago.

This followed a revelation that personnel of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NCDC) foiled attempts by hoodlums to burn down the ministry in the 2nd floor of the 10-storey building on Monday night.

The 10-storey building is said to be housing documents and files relating to the contracts.

On Monday, the State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, threatened to raise a probe panel on the contract which he claimed was not in the interest of Edo State.

Obaseki stated this while inspecting the Textile Mill road catchment of the project on Monday in Benin City.

Mr. Clement Agba, minister of Budget and economic Planning supervised the project while serving as Commissioner of Environment and Utilities during the administration of Oshiomhole.

Agba had repeatedly accused the State Government of abandoning the multi billion project.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Lucky Wasa, declined to grant press interview while taking inventory and evacuation of office files from the Ministry to a safe custody in the Government house.

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