We’ll Recover Oyo’s Money From Failed Contractors-Makinde
Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has assured that his administration will recover every Kobo of Oyo State money from the hands of contractors who failed to deliver on projects.
The governor gave the assurance during an inspection tour of the newly-renovated Jericho Nursing Home, Jericho, Ibadan.
He said he will never allow any fund belonging to the state to be frittered away, adding that he will go after contractors who failed to deliver on assigned projects.
Makinde, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said his administration would ensure that the people of the state get the desired value for their money.
He said the previous contractor handling the renovation of the Jericho Nursing Home did not complete the work, a development which he said was “unacceptable by this administration.”
Makinde said: “Every kobo of Oyo State money that people have taken without delivering value to the people, they will give it back to us.”
The governor however maintained that he is satisfied with the level of on-going renovation work at the hospital by the present administration.
He said: “Well, for the ones that we did, yes I am satisfied. But the previous contractor, we can all see, did not finish the work.
“We went round to look at the transformer but it is not yet energised and it is just really unacceptable. People may think we are not going to go after them but I can give you the assurance that we will.”
Governor Makinde explained that the purpose of the inspection was to examine the renovation work at the hospital and to see some of the challenges being faced by the staff of the hospital.
“Basically, I am here to see the renovation work that has gone on in here and also listen to them [the staff] about the challenges they are having.
“As you probably must have known, health is one of the major pillars of this administration. So, we have to keep working to ensure that the health care in Oyo State is well delivered,” Makinde stated.