Saturday , 13 July 2024

Abiodun raises panel to review Amosun’s projects

Ogun State Governor  Dapo Abiodun on Monday   inaugurated a  committee to review the contracts and projects executed by  the immediate past  Ibikunle Amosun government.

While inaugurating the committee headed by the President of the  Nigerian Society of Engineers,  Adekunle Mokuolu,   in his office in  Oke Mosan, Abeokuta,  Abiodun said his government inherited  many contracts and projects scattered across the state. According to him, the actual contract prices needed to be verified.

He  also  said  the purpose of the committee was “to ascertain what needed to be done now, how it should be done, what has been done, how it was done, what remains to be done and how it should be done”.

Akinlabi Oluyemi, Kayode Dipeolu, Adekunle Oyefeso,  Dunni Opayemi, John Obafemi, Adebayo Fari, Remi Osiberu, Ade Akinsanya, Jamiu Akande Omoniyi and Dipeolu Kehinde are members of the committee.

The  Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Ministry of Works,  Sunday Adeyemi, will  serve as secretary of the panel.

They are to identify  all outstanding significant constructional projects in the state from 2009 to  2019, “ascertain whether or not there was budgeting provision for the projects in the budget estimates for the year under review and ascertain the processes of contract awards in line with the established procedures and regulations”.

The committee is also to  determine  the level of execution and quality of  the projects, access the disbursement pattern in line with established process and procedure, among others.

Mokuolu said they would come up with a blueprint that would help the state government  to  actualise  its set goal.

The governor also  said his administration was committed to  its infrastructural development plan.

He said, “We are irrevocably committed to a viable Public Private Partnership in our infrastructural development plan. This means that our private partners must be convinced of our sincerity and ability for a prudent management of resources. We need an exemplary model of prudent financial management anchored on openness, integrity, discipline and to demonstrate that on our side, we are interested in quality private investment.”

Abiodun  said  his administration would adhere strictly to the public procurement practice and equitable contract principles and procedures.

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