Just In: Ajimobi’s administration has explanation to make – Makinde declares after visiting Oba Akinbiyi Model School


By Henry Odeh






The Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has paid an unscheduled visit to Oba Akinbiyi Model Secondary school in Ibadan following a report of distress received by the governor over facilities structural defects.

The governor who was visibly disappointed at the sight of dilapidation and structural defects that has bedeviled the school noted that the state government could not continue to risk lives of teachers and students under such building condition.

Governor Seyi Makinde made this known on Monday during an inspection visit to the school which is located at Oremeji area of Mokola in Ibadan.

Sunrisebulletin.com recalls that the last administration had reawarded the construction at the sum of N400m (four hundred million) towards the twilight of the last administration under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The buildings after less than 2 years of its commissioning by the former governor Abiola Ajimobi, has been dilapidated with heavy structural defects including damaged doors, roof leakages etc.

Makinde said: “I received a situation report about the school. The school has structural challenges.

“The file that came to me shows this place was commissioned a week that I took over and I think that a week of 29th of May, 2019 about a year plus ago, even the Oba Akinbiyi they wrote on here is falling off as you can see, if you go inside all the tiles are broken, the structural integrity of the entire building is doubtful and we have teachers, we have students in there.

“We don’t want the building to collapse on anybody so, we came to check, the borehole is not working and according to the principal they have 57 toilets in here but the students still go to the bush.

“So, from the report that came to me, the contract was terminated from the original contractor and over N400 million naira was released by the then government to complete it through direct labour.

“So, I believe they will have to do some explanation first why it was terminated and two, why N400 million naira was spent and why all the tiles, the doors, everything are completely broken.

“If in one year this whole thing is falling into pieces and people build houses, they build their own houses and they expect to live in there for at least twenty, twenty five years then this is not acceptable to us and we will get to the bottom of it.”

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