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Attempts to rubbish Amosun distracting Abiodun, says ex-commissioner

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Ogun State governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun


Former Commissioner for Housing in Ogun State, Segun Abiodun, has alleged that Governor Dapo Abiodun is distracted by his attempt to vilify the administration of his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun. He said after almost two months in office, the governor, rather than embark on programmes that would benefit the people, had taken to falsehood to rubbish all the efforts of Amosun as governor between 2011 and 2019.

In a statement yesterday, he urged the governor to start working for Ogun people, rather than chase shadows and trying to find fault in every project of the past administration.

The ex-commissioner was reacting to a statement by the governor alleging architectural and structural defects in the new Ogun State Judiciary Complex, Abeokuta.He said the complex was conceived to be a world-class facility that complied with all accessibility and safety standards to provide the state judiciary with a befitting environment for the dispensation of justice.

“The beauty and utility of the complex was acknowledged by no less a personality than President Muhammadu Buhari who, at the commissioning, commended the Amosun administration for conceiving such a laudable project. Buhari wondered aloud how the administration was able to fund such a project.

“The complex has also been widely acknowledged as one of the best judiciary complexes in the country by various stakeholders. The allegation of architectural and structural defects was to create the impression that both the design and construction were incompetently executed. This is totally baseless,” he said.

The comments of Governor Abiodun so far on projects inherited from the Amosun administration have indeed confirmed fears that many of them would be starved of funds to frustrate their completion, so as to label them abandoned projects of the past administration.

“Thankfully, the Amosun-led administration foresaw this and ensured that on-going projects were either fully paid for or that advance payments of between 80 to 90 per cent were made. But for this pro- activeness, all the projects would have been truncated.”


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