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Ogun needs N218bn to complete Daniel, Amosun’s projects – Panel

The projects review panel set up by the Ogun State Government says  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 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 .

Both Daniel and Amosun governed the state within the period under review.

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 a former the president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, 114 projects were reviewed while the total cost was put at N349, 376, 256, 997.76.

He  added, β€œThe 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.

 β€œMore than N218.380bn was needed to complete the projects.

β€œContracts 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.”

Mokuolu noted that observation made  have been appropriately highlighted in their report and recommendations to ensure sustainable development of the state.

Abiodun applauded the committee and said the era of awarding contract on the impulse of the governor alone was gone for good.

β€œLet 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,” he said.

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