By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Oyo State Governor elect, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Tuesday raised the alarm of an alleged siphoning of “millions” from the Oyo state government coffers
The governor elect raised the alarm in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Prince Dotun Oyelade
made available to newsmen in Ibadan.
According to the governor elect in the statement, “credible sources within government have revealed that non visible contracts especially, are being used as guises to cart away millions from government with the connivance of a few civil servants.”
“For the second day running, the governor Governor- Elect, Engr Seyi Makinde has insisted that hush hush money are being ferried from government coffers at an alarming rate in the past 72 hours since the election result was announced.”,he said.
The governor elect added that while he does not want a time waisting holistic probe as he had promised during his campaign, he will set a date line upon all contracts awarded and payments made under suspicious circumstances in the dying days of the current Administration.
The statement emphasized that the “Governor- Elect may be forced to open the books if the aim is to rush money out through foul means before May 29 and leave the state in further financial crisis.”
Alerting further about ” cases of unscheduled recruitments and appointments including back-dated once have also been brought before him,” the governor said stressed that .”government will be fair but reverse any such move without hesitation but with consequences on those found to have committed infractions of the civil service guidelines
The Governor Elect said that while it was true that out-going Governor Ajimobi wrote to banks in 2011 to stop honouring cheques from Akala’s out-going Administration, he will not tow that course but warned the govt not to exhaust his patience on an issue that bothers on the livelihood of the people of Oyo state.