The governor of Oyo State, Engr. ‘Seyi Makinde on Friday declared war against disappointing contractors who divert projects funds into other activities and has vowed to recover all Oyo state money in the hands of such contractors.
Makinde made this known during an inspection of the newly renovated Jericho Nursing Home, Jericho, Ibadan. He revealed that funds belonging to Oyo State will not be allowed to be siphoned by unscrupulous individuals, adding that he will go after contractors who failed to deliver on assigned projects.
According to a press statement released by Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the governor was quoted as saying that his administration will ensure the people of the state get the desired value for their money.
The governor stated that the previous contractor handling the project did not complete the work, a development, which, he said, was “unacceptable by this administration.”
“Every kobo of Oyo State money that people have taken without delivering value to the people, they will give it back to us.”
Makinde, however, expressed satisfaction at the level of on-going renovation work at the hospital.
The governor further 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 energized 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.”
The governor 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 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.