For the second day running, 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.
According to a report signed by his spokesman Prince Dotun Oyelade, credible sources within government have revealed that non visible contracts especially, are being used as guises to cart away millions from govt with the connivance of a few civil servants.
Makinde said 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.
According to the statement, 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.
According to Makinde, cases of unscheduled recruitments and appointments including back-dated once have also been brought before him.
“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,” he explained.
Makinde 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.