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Works Supervisor of Reynolds Construction Company, the firm handling the project, Yaniv Dabah, told reporters in Benin City on Tuesday during an inspection of the work by the state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that the project is exclusively financed by the Edo State Government

He said the retired Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Public Utilities gave out the Kings Square premises in the heart of the city to a multinational company to do business for 31 days at a ridiculous rate of N300,000 throughout the duration

The governor, who expressed dismay over the activities of the local governments, said among other reforms to be done is the trimming down of wasteful expenditure, which will be used for capital projects such as the building of markets in the respective local governments

Disclosing this at a reception, in Benin City on Monday, as part of activities to mark the second term inauguration of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said arrangements have been concluded for the ceremony this December or before the end of January 2013

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In a statement by Peter Okhiria, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, the government noted that preliminary investigations into the exercise revealed that it was fraught with unwholesome practices as the exercise sacrificed merit on the altar of other selfish motives