On March 14 2019, Ogun State deputy governor, Engineer Noimot Salako-Oyedele promised that the Dapo Abiodun administration will “review the cost of all the projects completed and the one abandoned by our predecessor.”
On July 23, 2019, the Ogun State government COMMENCED the fulfilment of this promise by setting up “Contract/Project Review Committee”.
In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, the government however limit the review to contracts and projects embarked upon by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led government in the TWILIGHT of its administration.
The second term of reference of the committee, expected to be chaired by the President of Nigeria Society of Engineer (NSE), Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, mentioned “year under review.”
“2. To ascertain whether or not there was budgetary provision for the projects in the Budget Estimates for the year under review.”
It is not clear whether the review of the projects and contracts will cover the entire eight years of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led government or will be limted to the ones embarked upon on the twilight of the last administration.
It will be recalled that governor Abiodun recently chided the contractor handling the Ogun State Judiciary complex contract, (awarded and commenced by the last administration), for requesing for variation, expressing worry over the quality of job done so far.
The Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration CONCEIVED the idea to
“review the costs of all the projects completed and the ones abandoned” by its predecessor.
Governor Dapo Abiodun has COMMENCED the fulfilment of this PROMISE by setting up “Contract/Project Committee.”
Only time will tell whether this promise will be fully fulfilled in order to COMPLETE Nigeria Meter’s CCC approach (Conceived, Commenced, Completed) of documenting and measuring the fulfilments of promises made by public officials.
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OGUN GOVERNMENT SETS UP CONTRACT/PROJECT REVIEW COMMITTEE
The Ogun State Government has set up a committee to review the contracts and projects embarked upon by the immediate past government in the twilight of its administration.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, the committee is to be chaired by Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu (NSE President) white the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Sunday Adeyemi will serve as the Secretary.
The committee is expected to carry out the assignment in line with the following terms of reference:
1. To identify all outstanding significant construction/projects in the State.
2. To ascertain whether or not there was budgetary provision for the projects in the Budget Estimates for the year under review.
3. To ascertain the process of award of contracts in line with the established procedures and necessary regulations.
4. To determine the level of execution and quality of output of the projects.
5. To assess the disbursement pattern in line with the established process and procedure.
6. To recommend any viable pathways for the completion of project, or in alternative, determine other actions including, but not limited to reversal or cancellation of the contract that best align with the intent of the State Government.
7. To advise Government appropriately on such other matters considered necessary by the Committee on these projects.
Other Committee members include;
i. Oshiberu Remi (Civil/Structural)
ii. Dunni Opayemi (Architect)
iii. Ade Akinsanya (Civil Engineer)
iv. Jamiu Akande Omoniyi (Special Adviser, Housing)
v. Fari Bayo (Quantity Surveyor)
vi. Dipeolu Kayode (Quantity Surveyor)
vii. John Obafemi (Quantity Surveyor)
viii. Mr. A.A Oyefeso (Legal Counsel)
ix. Akinlabi Oluyomi (Archiect)
Secretary to the State Government