Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor-elect has vowed to investigate the last-minute contracts awarded by Abiola Ajimobi, outgoing governor of the state.
Ajimobi was said to have awarded contracts worth N30bn. This is coming few days till two months to the expiration of his tenure.
Speaking however in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, by his spokesman, Dotun Oyelade said that investigations will begin after Makinde’s inauguration on May 29.
“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,” the statement reads.
“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 pointed out that information from civil servants who have the interest of the state at heart suggested a grand plan to disrupt the smooth take-off of the incoming administration by mopping up all available funds.