Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has inaugurated a 10-man committee to review contracts awarded by the Oyo State government between 2017 and 2019.
The committee which was inaugurated on Monday at the governor’s office, is led by Engr Damola Falade-Fatila.
Senator Abiola Ajimobi who was Oyo State governor from 2015 to 2019, was in charge in the period under review.
While charging the committee members to discharge their duties professionally, Makinde stated that his administration’s goal “is to ensure public funds are utilised judiciously and projects awarded benefit our people and the state.”
Other members of the committee are Prince Adelore, Dr Idowu Oyeleke, Mr. Omokemi, Mr. AT Popoola, Mrs. M Adeshina, Mr. A Olabiyi, Mr. S. Ogunjinmi, Mr. T. Oduniyi, Mr. O Popoola.
Recall that Makinde had accused the Ajimobi administration of indiscrimnate award of contracts and leaving the state “technically bankrupt” and in a debt of N150billion. Members of the Ajimobi government have however denied the allegation.
On Sunday, Makinde stated that what he met on ground in the health sector was “more of window dressing”, saying that the past administration spent money in some of the sectors without monitoring its effectiveness.
His words: “I have visited Adeoyo State Hospital and I will soon be visiting other state hospitals in Igbeti, Saki, Ogbomoso, and Oyo. What I saw at Adeoyo was more of window dressing. The radiography machine has never worked since it was installed.
“It means that the past government spent some money in the health sector but they did not monitor the implementation. If it is only monitoring we can achieve, we would have done well for the health sector in Oyo state.”
In a media chat to celebrate his first 30 days in office, Makinde alleged that the Ajimobi administration awarded road contracts to faceless companies