Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has inaugurated a committee to probe contracts awarded by the immediate past administration in the state led by Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Governor Makinde conducted the inauguration on Monday at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Agodi Secretariat in the company of top government functionaries
The inaugurated 10-man committee, headed by the Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Oyo State chapter, Mr. Damola Falade-Fatila, is to review contracts and projects awarded by the Ajimobi’s government between 2017 and 2019.
The committee has a four-week duration to carry out the assignment.
Speaking during the inauguration, the governor said: “the committee is meant to examine the status of some of the ongoing contracts to ascertain if they were justifiably tied to the socio-economic development of the state.”
Noting that some contractors were making claims on ongoing projects, Makinde added: “The committee is to examine if the costs of contracts awarded were appropriate, and examine if the contractors were capable enough to deliver the contract in terms of quality and scheduled time.
On her part, Falade-Fatila assured the governor that the committee will not disappoint the people of the state.
Other members of the committee include Mr. Seun Adelore, Dr. Idowu Oyeleke, Mr. F. O Omokemi (Cabinet Governor’s Office) and Mr. A. Popoola (Ministry of Finance and Budget).
Others are Mrs. M. Adeshina (Office of the Head of Service), Mr. A Olabiyi (Ministry of Justice), Mr. S. Ogunjimi (Bureau of Public Procurement), Mr. T. Oduniyi (Office of the Auditor-General for State) and Mr. O. Popoola (Office of the Head of Service).