FOI Act: Businessman demands Ogun State financial records from January 2011 – December 2013

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A businessman, Mr. Adekoya Boladale, has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Ogun State Commissioner for Finance demanding financial records and documents relating to contract awards and evidence of payments between January 2011 and December 2013 in the Gateway State.

In the letter, Boladale, who is also an indigene of Ogun State,  refers to 33 specific files that include the Ogun State government debt record with domestic and foreign institutions; Certified True Copies of monthly allocation payment voucher to local governments and local government consultants; Certified True Copies of the letter of purchasing order and payment receipts for the purchase of 13 Armoured Personnel Carriers from Alpine Armoring Inc.; and  Certified True Copies of statement of accounts of the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service during the period.

The request, dated January 14, was filed on his behalf by Oladapo Olawale Esq of Oladapo Olawale & Co.

Text of the letter:

“14th January, 2014

 

The Honourable Commissioner for Finance,

Ogun State Ministry of Finance,

Oke Mosan,

Abeokuta,

Ogun State.

 

Dear Sir,

RE:   REQUEST FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES OF FINANCIAL RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS RELATING TO AWARD OF CONTRACTS AND EVIDENCE OF PAYMENTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 1, 3 AND 4 OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2011

We act as solicitors to Adekoya Boladale, a Nigerian Citizen, Businessman and indigene of Ogun State and on whose behalf and instruction we write this letter.

Our client is interested in certain information which is in the custody and possession of your ministry. Kindly make available the information to the best of your knowledge and in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

REQUEST:

You are specifically requested to furnish to our client or grant him access to the following:

1.     The debt record of the Ogun state government with domestic and foreign institutions from January 2011 to December 2013.

2.     Certified True Copies of monthly allocation payment voucher to local governments and local government consultants from January 2011 to December 2013.

3.     Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction and rehabilitation of the Ilisan -Ago-Iwoye road.

4.     Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction and rehabilitation of the Ilisan/Ago Iwoye road.

5.     Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Ita-Eko-Sokori-Totoro road and Grade Separation (Flyover) Bridge at Ibara Roundabout Abeokuta.

6.     Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Ita-Eko-Sokori-Totoro road and Grade Separation (Flyover) Bridge at Ibara Roundabout Abeokuta.

7.     Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Moshood Abiola way, Abeokuta.

8.      Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Moshood Abiola Way, Abeokuta.

9.      Certified True copies of submitted bids for the construction of the OGTV-Brewery Road.

10.   Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the OGTV-Brewery Road.

11.  Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Ilara/Ijoun/Egua/Oja Odan/Ilase Road.

12.  Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Ilara/Ijoun/Egua/Oja Odan/Ilase Road.

13.  Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Ilo/Awela Road.

14.  Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Ilo/Awela Road.

15.   Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Mobalufon-Ejirin Road.

16.   Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Mobalufon-Ejirin Road.

17.   Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Ojere-Asero Road.

18.   Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Ojere-Asero Road

19.   Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Abiola Way-Muda Lawal Stadium Road.

20.  Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Abiola way-Muda Lawal Stadium Road.

21.  Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Magboro Road.

22.  Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Magboro Road.

23.  Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Moriamo-Olorombo Road.

24.  Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Moriamo-Olorombo Road.

25.  Certified True Copies of submitted bids for the construction of the Lafenwa-Ayetoro Road.

26.  Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Lafenwa-Ayetoro Road.

27.  Certified True Copies of the submitted bids for the construction of the Ofada/Mowe/Ibafo Road.

28.  Certified True Copies of award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Ofada/Mowe/Ibafo Road.

29.  Certified True Copies of the submitted bids for the construction of the Lagos Garage-Folagbade Street and Mobalufon Junction Flyover Bridges

30.  Certified True Copies of the award of contract and payment receipts for the construction of the Lagos Garage-Folagbade Street and Mobalufon Junction Flyover Bridges.

31.   The statement of account of the Retirement Benefits Bond Redemption Account domicile with the Central Bank of Nigeria from January 2011 to December 2013.

32.  Certified True Copies of the letter of purchasing order and payment receipts for the purchase of 13 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) by the state government from Alpine Armoring Inc.

33.  Certified True Copies of statement of accounts of the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service from January 2011 to December 2013.

However if you believe that another agency, ministry or department of the government has greater interest in the information requested for, you are obliged under Section 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 2011 to transfer this request to the other agency, ministry or department within  three (3) days, howbeit, not later than seven (7) days of receiving this request.

Our client shall pay the necessary fees for the information. Be notified that if you fail to provide the above information within the period stipulated by law, we shall proceed against you in accordance with the provisions of the law.

We have no doubt that you will accede to this friendly request.

Thank you.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Oladapo Olawale Esq

Pp: Oladapo Olawale & Co.”

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Culled from: http://saharareporters.com/news-page/businessman-files-groundbreaking-foi-demand-ogun-state-financial-records

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