Osun has not acquired a refund of 48 billion naira on the roads

The Osun state authorities has denied claims that it acquired N48 billion from the federal authorities in reimbursement for federal roads constructed within the state.

State Finance Commissioner Bola Oyebamiji stated in an announcement on Saturday that the full contract quantity for the state’s federal roads was N38 billion.

The commissioner’s assertion follows a declare by Sikiru Ayedun, a former house affairs commissioner in Osun, that the state acquired N48 billion from the federal authorities.

Mr. Oyebamiji stated the declare was “false, deceptive and prone to create discord, battle and animosity throughout the progressive household.”

In accordance with him, the full reimbursement by the federal authorities to the state as of September 18, in three installments, quantities to 11.9 billion naira primarily based on the undertaking delivered by the contractors.

The commissioner stated the reimbursement was spent on 4 highway tasks inherited from the earlier administration, opposite to Mr Ayedun’s declare that the reimbursement was used to pay the complete salaries of state officers.

Mr. Oyebamiji urged the residents of Osun to endeavor to confirm all data earlier than it’s revealed and launched to make sure a peaceable and wholesome political environment for all.

“The full contract quantity of all federal highway tasks undertaken by the Osun State authorities, as authorized by the Federal Ministry of Works, is 38 billion naira.

“So it’s logical to assert that the sum of 48 billion naira might be paid by the federal authorities for tasks the place the full contract quantity is 38 billion naira. The final time we checked, the federal authorities shouldn’t be a Santa Claus.

“The tasks in query, in November 2018, on common, have been lower than 35% full. “

The commissioner stated that the accessible paperwork present that the Osun State authorities awarded the 29 km Gbongan – Akoda dualisation undertaking in 2013 for 29 billion naira whereas the 40 km Osogbo – Ikirun – Ila border Odo Kwara was awarded for 17.5 billion naira in the identical yr.

“Nevertheless, after due diligence and a radical analysis by FG’s Public Procurement Company, the contract quantity was revised downwards as follows: all FG roads beneath development. This discover has been duly communicated to the federal government of Osun State.

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Mr. Oyebamiji stated that in November 2018, the contractor answerable for the Gbongan – Akoda highway undertaking acquired a complete sum of 10.2 billion naira, of which 3.5 km of the 29 km stretch of highway was accomplished. , together with the Gbongan interchange and that the undertaking was at 29%. completion.

He added that the contractor answerable for the Osogbo – Ila Odo highway has raised a complete sum of 9.2 billion naira, with a completion fee of 49%.

“The implication is that the Osun State authorities paid the 2 entrepreneurs the sum of N19.4 billion in November 2018. Likewise, the full reimbursement by the FG to the State up to now, in three installments, amounted to 11.9 billion naira on the premise of the undertaking delivered by the 2 contractors.

Mr. Oyebamiji argued that the federal authorities’s N11.9 billion had been used within the development of 4 roads inherited from the earlier state administration.

“To this point, the Gbongan – Akoda highway undertaking is at 36% completion, with 8.6 km paved on either side of the highway. Additionally, the Osogbo – Ila-Odo undertaking which was at 49% in November 2018 is now 55% full.

“The Oba Adesoji Aderemi highway which was additionally inherited at 65% completion is now at 74% and the Ilesa – Iperindo – Ipetu Ijesa highway undertaking has elevated from 40% to 66% completion.

“It is usually instructive to notice that because the creation of the Oyetola administration, an extra 60 km of the highway has been reconstructed and absolutely accomplished, with one other 10 communal roads at the moment beneath development. These are anticipated to be accomplished earlier than the tip of 2021, together with the long-lasting Olaiya flyby. “

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