Just In: Makinde Approves N312m For Installation of 58 Motorized Boreholes
By Henry Odeh
The Executive Governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde, has approved the total sum of N312 million naira for the installation of fifty eight motorized boreholes across the entire 33 local governments in the state, sunrisebulletin.com reports.
The Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Barrister Idowu Oyeleke, who made this known during the press briefing at the governor’s office on Wednesday noted that the move will reduce deficit in water supply across the state.
He explained that the project was initially awarded by the last administration towards the twilight of its tenure.
He stated that the project was subsequently revoked by the present administration as a result of inadequacies which has to do with transparency, and accountability in the award of such contract.
Barr Oyeleke, noted that the state executive council headed by the executive governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, approved the termination and rewarding of the contract to another contractor.
He added that the project which cuts across the entire state is expected to be completed within six months in order to provide clean drinkable water to the citizenry.