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Gombe spends N100m to purchase 100 computers for schools

The Gombe State Government has procured 100 HP desktop computers.

This was revealed by TrackaNG, a project initiated by pro-transparency group, BudgIT, that tracks the performance of government budgets.

TrackaNG, which also collaborates with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, posted photographs of the computer on its official Twitter handle.

“N100m was allocated in the 2019 budget for the supply of 100 computers in Filya, Gombe State. We tracked, and report that the computers have been delivered. #GetInvolved.”

The revelation, however, received mostly negative comments from social media as many Nigerians wondered why a state would spend N1m to procure each computer.

@computerguysng tweeted, “I sell computers. These computers looked like coupled PCs. The carton looks fake and why are there no serial and product number stickers on them? FYI Coupled PCs are 100k max! Someone just made a profit of N90m!”

Another user, who claimed to know the community, said there was no electric power to operate the expensive computers.

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