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Group asks Ajimobi to explain how he spent allegedly recovered 500m




A Non-Governmental Organisation, Change Agent Movement has challenged the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to make public how he expended the alleged N500m loot recovered from an ex-governor of the state through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The group explained that this is borne out of the fact that the projects the governor claimed to have spent the money on had been abandoned for over six months.

In a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary, Messrs Abolaji Adeosun and Malik Adehun, it wondered why the model schools the governor claimed to have spent the money on was abandoned at the foundation level.

According to the statement, “Prior to the 2015 elections, there were allegations and counter allegations between Governor Ajimobi and an ex-governor. The Governor claimed that the state had recovered N500m loot from EFCC, which the state government was using to construct six model schools.

“The model school projects started last year and it had since been abandoned at the foundation level. We challenge Governor Ajimobi to explain to the good people of the state how he spent the N500m. We are in a change era and our leaders must account for what they are doing.

“We call on political, religious and community leaders especially the Ibadan Elders to guide the governor with their advice and suggestions so that the electorates will not regret the second term mandate given to Gov. Ajimobi. The people are already lamenting allowing the governor to break the second term jinx.

It explained that the lull in the state is affecting everybody saying “The first term governors have started working likewise many second term governors but the situation is different in Oyo State as the governor is busy globetrotting in the name of looking for imaginary investors.

It added, “While all the governors owing their workers are busy finding immediate solution to the salary issue, Governor Ajimobi has extended his to end of October without considering the fact that the federal government wanted immediate solution to the financial predicament of the workers through the bailout funds.

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