A former commissioner for education, science and technology in Oyo State, Professor Joseph Adeniyi Olowofela has accused Governor Seyi Makinde of lacking transparency in the handling of projects left behind by the immediate past governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
Olowofela, who was a House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the last general elections, disclosed this during a news and current affairs program monitored by OYOINSIGHT.COM in Ibadan on Saturday.
According to him, residents of the state need a transparent and accountable explanation of how certain funds in the coffers of the state government were spent.
Such funds he said include the Agricultural Fund of Seven Billion Naira, Flood Emergency Fund of Two Hundred Million Dollars and UNESCO Assistance Fund for Education of Five hundred and sixty million dollars.
While responding to questions about the free education policy introduced by the current administration, the former education commissioner said, “the situation remained unchanged despite the acclaimed fund used by the present administration to support the educational sector”.
He stressed further that the people of the state are anxious to see what the Seyi Makinde led administration has achieved in its first nine months because the administration has not been fulfilling its campaign promises.
“Before Senator Abiola Ajimobi assumed office in 2011, the Oyo State security situation was terrible but Makinde has not done anything in the area of provision of adequate security like his predecessor “he added.
In his reply, the special assistant Makinde on community relations, Hon Olufemi Josiah, who also featured on the program, berated the immediate past governor, Abiola Ajimobi, for spending one hundred and eighty-nine billion Naira public funds on invisible projects.
He also noted that the present administration has prioritized the welfare and security of citizens in the last nine months.
He then enjoined the people to cooperate with the present administration to fulfill its campaign promises.