The All Progressives Congress, APC, has told residents of the state why governor Ademola Adeleke should not be trusted with his N100 billion infrastructure plans.
The Osun APC Chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi on Sunday, said Adeleke that his government which mindlessly warehouses the Federal Government fund for the people, despite complaints from the various stakeholders in the state, can not be trusted with its plans to execute all the outlined projects.
Blaze Newz recalls that on Friday , Governor Adeleke while addressing newsmen at the EXCO Lounge, Abere, said, 45 roads across the 30 local government areas in the state has been marked for development in the N100 billion framework improvement plan for the state.
He added that the project execution would be finished with the inclination for local suppliers of materials and contractors, further made sense of that two flyovers would be constructed in Osogbo, one in Ile-Ife, one in Owode-Ede and Ikirun town respectively
Other project listed, ranges from the rehabilitation of 345 health centers for the 332 Wards of Osun State, and phase two of portable water provision in 332 wards, and phase two of the rehabilitation of 31 schools in the 30 mother local goverment of Osun State.
Also listed are; the dualisation of roads in Osogbo, Ede, and Ilesa.
“We are getting set to enter into infra funding open doors as long as it won’t add to the financial burden of the state” the governor disclosed.
According to the governor “Allow me to proclaim here that the infra plan I’m going to disclose is absolutely state-supported with no advance from monetary foundations. I must also add that we are hitting the ground running immediately after this launch. We are complying with all procurement laws and due process.
“Critically, our administration is guaranteeing localisation in the execution cycle. Local content in terms of sourcing of materials and workforce are key to transfer skills and economically empower our people.”
He, however, maintained that his government will not go into borrowing to fund the N100 billion project.
In Lawal’s words: “Adeleke should tell the world the economic importance of the proposed construction of a flyover at Owode Ede if not only to serve his personal ego as a native of Ede.
“Is there any justification for the construction of five flyovers at this time in the history of the state when the state government under Governor Adeleke is yet to come up with its planned succour for the people of the state when some other state governments have been dolling out the second or third tranche of their governments’ support for the governed?
“What sense is therein, for a government which is yet to make a pronouncement on the acceptable minimum wage for its workers as initiated by the federal government, to toy with the plans to build five flyovers in the state at a time?
“Must a state government, that is worth its salt, encourage the flagrant dumping of an individual proposal and embrace same without considering the current financial status of the state?
“Osun is a common patrimony and nothing must be done by her Chief executive and his handlers to throw the state into avoidable eternal debts which would affect even the generations unborn in the state.
“All concerned stakeholders in the Osun project should raise up their voice with a view to condemning the seemingly gang-raping of the economy of the state by some disgruntled elements who are parading themselves as political leaders in the state.
“It is disheartening to learn that the proposed Adeleke N100 bn development programmes are repetitive as they contain some of the projects that he had told the people that he had earlier executed.
“For instance, the rehabilitated/reconstructed schools and digging of boreholes across the state by the Adeleke administration are make-believe which are only appearing on paper.
“We shall not open our eyes and watch you plunder the state in the name of the execution of some unrealistic projects shrouded in doubts and controversies.
“Those who are thinking for the Adeleke administration should cover their faces in shame as they have shown to the citizenry that they have not been driven by patriotism but what they can make from the government to the detriment of the wellbeing of the state.
“If the thinking out there that the whole abracadabra is to stylishly source election fund against the 2026 election, the ploy is less than tidy in the estimation of the right-thinking members of the society”, Lawal noted.
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