OGUN, Nigeria – The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has probed the projects and contracts awarded by former Governors Gbenga Daniel and Ibikunle Amosun in the State.
The review of the projects is from 2009 to 2019.
OgeneAfrican recalls that Gbenga Daniel ruled Ogun from 2003 to 2011 while Amosun was the helmsman from 2011 to 2019.
The committee set up for the review has submitted its report on Tuesday at the Oke-Mosan Governor’s office, Abeokuta.
Speaking at the occasion, Abiodun disclosed that the committee was mandated to identify all outstanding significant projects in the past 10 years.
This, he declared, was to determine the levels of execution and the quality of work done.
He stated that it was also to ascertain whether or not the contracts were awarded in line with due process.
The committee, Abiodun noted, was also mandated to look into the disbursement pattern and see if same was in line with established process.
According to Abiodun, Ogun State must now be mindful how resources are allocated these days that “resources are scarce”.
He reiterated his resolve to complete all projects that would bring good governance and impact meaningfully on the lives of the people.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Committee, Engr Adekunle Mokuolu, reported that a total of 114 contracts, valued at more than N349.376bn was awarded with total payment of more than N130.735bn.
Mokuolu said more than N20.741b was the total amount for Unpaid Certificate of Value for work done.
The Chairman revealed that more than N218.380bn was needed to complete the projects.