By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Oyo state House of Assembly, on Tuesday, set up a 7-man Ad-hoc committee to thoroughly investigate all waterworks projects awarded by the immediate past administration led by former governor Abiola Ajimobi in the state.
This development followed the resolution of the House which mandated the state commissioner for environment and natural resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola; the ministry permanent secretary, Dr. Bashir Abiodun, and the general manager, Water Corporation of Oyo state to appear before it.
The lawmakers, after thorough deliberations, were not satisfied with the documents brought before the management of Water corporation of Oyo state, and called for the appearance of the state former commissioner for Environment and water resources, Isaac Ishola and contractors who abandoned waterworks projects in the state after collecting huge sum of money for the contracts left undone.
The speaker, Honorable Adebo Ogundoyin, thereafter, set up a 7-man ad-hoc committee to probe deeper into various waterworks projects awarded by the Ajimobi led administration and report back to the house in due course.
In a document they presented before the House, it was discovered that there are 22 waterworks projects in Oyo state. 12 are functioning while 10 are not in operation.
Also, eight of the 22 have been awarded and yet to be completed. The document showed that one of the waterworks projects had been awarded but not Mobilized adding that in Kisi, the waterworks projects needs complete overhaul.