I respect Ajimobi, but I’m concerned about financial health of Oyo State —Makinde

I respect Ajimobi, but I’m concerned about financial health of Oyo State —Makinde

Oyo State governor – elect, Mr . Seyi Makinde, has said that though he respects his outgoing predecessor , Abiola Ajimobi , he is concerned about the financial implications of alleged contracts being awarded . Makinde alleged that the Ajimobi administration has a list of road contracts for which it has released , or planning

Oyo State governor – elect, Mr . Seyi Makinde, has said that though he respects his outgoing predecessor , Abiola Ajimobi , he is concerned about the financial implications of alleged contracts being awarded .
Makinde alleged that the Ajimobi administration has a list of road contracts for which it has released , or planning to release , almost N 40bn .
The incoming governor expressed doubts that the alleged projects would ever take off before May 29 when he will be sworn in .
He said , consequently , his recent comments about the scale and manner of fresh contracts being awarded by the state government in the twilight of the administration , was borne out of concern for the financial health of the state, rather than an intended attack on the person of Governor Abiola Ajimobi .
In a statement issued on his behalf by Mr . Dotun Oyelade, Makinde said he accords Ajimobi due respect, not only as governor , but also as his senior.
“ But governance , being a serious business, Makinde cannot look on while direct instructions are given to local government councils to spend all monies in their care , including Stabilisation Accounts which are traditionally reserved for emergencies and natural disasters , even when there are no cases of emergency anywhere in the state , ” the statement added .
The statement said that there are documents that showed the list of roads for which government has released and / or planning to release almost N 40bn , but which cannot even take off before May 29 .
The governor – elect again warned that not only will he reverse any fresh contracts, he will also punish anyone culpable of misdeeds.

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