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N30bn contracts: Gov. Ajimobi welcomes probe of his administration

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N30bn contracts: Gov. Ajimobi welcomes probe of his administration

In expectation of a probe after he leaves office, the outgoing governor of Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday defended his government at a public lecture and fellowship investiture, organized by Society for Peace Studies and Practice at the University of Ibadan.

Backstory: Back in March, Seyi Makinde, the governor-elect of Oyo State accused Ajimobi of awarding N30 billion worth of contracts in a day, accusing Ajimobi of siphoning state funds. Makinde, who was elected on the PDP platform, vowed to review all contracts signed by Ajimobi when he takes over.

Ajimobi was one of the big losers of the last elections, failing to win a senate seat and have a successor from his APC party.

The governor whose second term ends in a few weeks said at the event that he intends to work hard until the last day of his administration.

  • “When they get there, let them cancel all the contracts we have signed. Let them investigate us and if we have stolen, they should arrest us,’’ he said.

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