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Makinde warns Oyo AG, Perm Secs against releasing funds for projects

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By Ola Ajayi

IBADAN—GOVERNOR-elect of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has warned Permanent Secretaries and the office of the Accountant General to exercise restraint in releasing funds for what he described as hasty award of contracts two weeks before the expiration of the tenure of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led government.

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He gave the warning in a statement signed by his Spokesperson, Mr. Dotun Oyelade.

He said: “With less than two weeks to the exit of the current administration in Oyo State, the Governor Elect, Engr. Seyi Makinde has once again complained of reckless issuance of dubious contracts and other less than noble activities by the outgoing government.

“Accounting Officers of MDAs, Permanent Secretaries and the office of the Accountant General that are being used as conduit pipes to perfect the dubious acts, will have to explain their roles in the very near future.”

The Governor-elect said that “with the frenzy of malfeasance going on, all contracts awarded since March11, 2019, and all fresh appointments within the same period will come under special focus and according to the statement, all options are on the table as none of these actions are cast in stone or binding on the new administration.”

Oyo govt reacts

But in a swift reaction, the governor’s Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Bolaji Tunji dismissed the claim saying “there is nothing like hasty award of contracts.”

He said: “As a government, we are going to work till the end of the tenure of this administration.”

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