Gov Adeleke begins implementation of probe panel report on contracts awarded by Oyetola’s administration


Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has set up an eight-man panel to implement the report submitted by a committee that reviewed contracts awarded during the administration of former Governor Gboyega Oyetola.

According to a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed on Thursday, the action was in pursuance of his commitment to transparency and accountability.

The statement listed members of the committee to include Kolapo Alimi, Commissioner for Information; Wole Jimi Bada, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; Dosu Babatunde, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters; Jola Akintola, Commissioner for Health; Bashiru Bello, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and Bello Sheriff, Senior Special Assistant on Bureau of Social Services.

“Terms of reference of the panel include enforcing the recommendations in the committee report and White Paper, ensuring prosecution of culprits through relevant agencies and implementing all institutional recommendations to prevent recurrence of distortions in contract award and management.

The statement said the panel was charged with enforcing the recommendations of the review committee and the subsequent White Paper approved by the State Executive Council.

“The committee is expected to commence operations immediately by giving effect to each of the committee recommendations as approved by the State Executive Council,” the statement said.

Adeleke also reaffirmed his commitment to transparency and accountability in the management of state resources, vowing to implement the White Paper.

“We have a duty to secure state assets and resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

“We have a responsibility to enforce accountability as a precaution against leadership recklessness.

“I urge this committee to pursue all legal means to implement the recommendations of the contract review committee,” the statement quoted the governor as saying.

BARANDBENCH & BENCH WATCH reports that Adeleke had after assuming office in 2022, set up the contract review committee through an Executive Order.

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