The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has said his administration will not relent until it recovered billions of the state’s funds looted by officials of the previous administration in the state led by late Ajimobi.
Makinde made this statement while kick-starting the construction of the 21km Ajia-Airport-New Ife Expressway road, in Ajia town, said his administration was ready to put measures in place to retrieve all looted funds to develop the state’s infrastructure.
The 21km Airport-Ajia-New Ife Express road, with spur to Amuloko, was awarded to Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Ltd, at a cost of N8,520,919,776.41.
According to the governor, unlike the previous government, which, he said preoccupied itself with how to corner the state’s funds on a daily basis, his administration would drastically reduce the infrastructure deficit in the state within the shortest possible time.
He added that it was only in doing so that the state can be positioned on the path of economic growth.
Addressing the criticisms trailing the announcement of N100 billion bond issuance by the state, the governor stated that people need to understand that he is not like that heard somebody criticising his government on radio concerning the N100 billion bonds, and was of the opinion that this administration wants to put the state in debt.
He said his government isn’t like that of others (referencing to Ajimobi’s government), who for period of eight years spent in office, they were only preoccupied with how to corner N1 billion monthly into their private pockets every day they went to the office.
He added that Ajimobi used 96 months in office, that means his administration has Oyo State’s N96 billion in its care and he will retrieve every fund that belongs to Oyo people for the purpose of infrastructure development.
Makinde then asked those who can to tell those in Ajimobi’s government that the EFCC of Oyo State is coming for them.
The special adviser on media to the former governor, Bolaji Tunji said he won’t join issues with Governor Seyi Makinde because today (Thursday) makes it 40 days since the former governor was laid to rest, as such it is still a mourning period for the family.
However, Tunji said that such an attack is expected having laid bare the fallacy behind the N100 billion bond.