More than N218.380bn will be needed to complete projects awarded during the administration of former governors Gbenga Daniel and Ibikunle Amosun between 2009 and 2019, the projects review panel set up by the Ogun State Government said this on Tuesday.
The Contract/Project Review Committee headed by Adekunle Mokuolu which was set up July 29, 2019 to review contracts and projects awarded between 2009 and 2019 submitted its report to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday .
Mokuolu submitted the report to the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, on behalf of Abiodun, who attended the ceremony virtually.
According to Mokuolu, who is the former president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers said, “The amount already paid for the contracts or projects was N130,735,758,922.75k, while the total amount unpaid for Certificates of Valuation(CV) for work done stood at N20,741,675,388.76.
“More than N218.380bn was needed to complete the projects.
“Contracts awarded in terms of percentage were 88 for Works and Infrastructure, one for Agriculture, two for health, three for Education, one for housing, two for commerce and industry.”
He (Mokuolu) noted that observation made have been appropriately highlighted in their report and recommendations to ensure sustainable development of the state.
The Governor of the State, Dapo Abiodun applauded the committee and said the era of awarding contract on the impulse of the governor alone was gone for good.
Abiodun said “Let me say that the era of awarding contract on the impulse of the Chief Executive Officer alone is gone. It is important that we have a clear strategic allocation of resources before embarking on any projects,”