Governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, Mr Seyi Makinde has accused the Oyo state government under the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of reckless management of the financial resources of the state and enrichment of few government officials and their friends.
In a statement signed recently by his media aide, Mr Dotun Oyelade, Makinde said the state government misappropriated state funds in all sectors of government especially in health, education and agriculture.
In education, Makinde questioned last week’s announcement of the award of N5.7billion contract to renovate schools in the state, with some schools billed for completion on April 30.
Makinde called for explanations on how the state government would expend N5.7 billion on the renovation in 15 days.
He described the three model schools set to be commissioned as inadequate to address school infrastructure deficit, insufficiently motivated and inadequate teachers.
In health, Makinde said, in spite of N116 billion debt, hospitals remained pitiably underfunded, lacking in drugs, equipment, manpower and in a state of disrepair.
“Part of government propaganda to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public was the announcement last week that N5.7bn contract has been awarded to renovate schools in the state and that a substantial part of the renovation will be completed before the resumption of schools on April 30.
“We want the government to explain how a large chunk of almost N6bn will be expended on the renovation in 15 days. The impression is being given that this arrangement is not only graft inclined but it is money that is already misappropriated,” the statement said.