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Don’t engage in any contractual obligations with outgoing govt – Adeleke warns contractors

The Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has called on contractors and consultants to avoid any contractual dealings with the outgoing government.

This is as it warned that the alert became necessary to avoid any avoidable risk-taking as the incoming government will not bear responsibility for any sinister contractual obligations.

In a warning statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson to the Governor-elect, Adeleke added that his action was premised on direct evidence he had received of ongoing plans by the outgoing government of Osun State to embark on emergency award of contracts worth several billions of Naira.

According to the statement, “As we warned last week, reports coming from the outgoing government confirmed that the agenda to bankrupt Osun State on several fronts has commenced with placement of advertisement for awards of bogus contracts.

“The government has placed advertisements in several newspapers inviting contractors for expression of interests in some projects. We are also aware of other financial dealings ongoing within the governments including alleged sanitisation of financial documents among others.

“We are using this medium to call on contractors and consultants to avoid any contractual dealings with the outgoing government.

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“This urgent alert becomes necessary to avoid any avoidable risk-taking as the incoming government will not bear responsibility for any sinister contractual obligations.

“We are equally calling on financial institutions to be cautious in their financial transactions with the outgoing governments. We cannot stress enough that entering into loans or other associated obligations with the outgoing government amounts to collaboration for financial illegality.”

While maintaining that his administration will not be accountable for any financial dealings, Adeleke urged banks and other related institutions to be aware that during a transition process, such transaction is ill-motivated and uncalled for.

“Any financial transaction with the outgoing government is a risk that the incoming administration will not be accountable for,” the statement also warned.

Senator Ademola Adeleke will on Thursday inaugurate a 37-member transition committee.

The committee will be chaired by a Doctor of Nuclear Medicine, Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji, while the Director-General of Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Sunday Bisi, will serve as Deputy chairman.

The Secretary of the transition committee is Bamidele Salam, a serving member of the House of Representatives and will be assisted by Adekunle Adepoju.

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