The Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, has promised to embark on an extensive review and probe of all contracts awarded by the Ajimobi’s administration after the March 9 governorship election.
Makinde made this declaration during a media briefing on Sunday, March 24 via his spokesman, Dotun Oyelade.
He said, “Events of the past two weeks have shown characteristics of targeted contract awards that were compiled in a haste and randomly awarded to empty government purse before the May 29 swearing-in date.
“While the government remains in place till May 28, awarding a N30bn new set of contracts in one day as was the case during last Wednesday’s executive meeting was curious and an aberration, especially when debts, as old as 2011 are left unpaid.”
The governor-elect explained that information from civil servants pointed to a grand scheme to loot the state’s treasury before the commencement of the next administration.
He said though he had promised not to probe the outgoing administration, civil servants who connived with the government on illegal and strange contract awards would have themselves to blame in the next few weeks.