Osun denies spending N14m on each borehole


The Osun State Government has denied claims in some quarters that a sum of N14 million is the cost of each of the 332 boreholes that the administration is providing for some wards across the state.

There have been insinuations from some individuals in the state that the current administration is spending as much as N14m on each borehole.

But a statement by the spokesperson for the governor, Olawale Rasheed, on Friday,  described the claim as false, noting that each borehole cost far less than the amount insinuated.

According to him, the full details of the cost of the project would be made available during the ‘Ipade Imole’ event, an interactive accountability platform of the state government.

The statement further read, “Governor Ademola Adeleke has recently announced to the state that full accounts of projects and programmes will be rendered to the public at the ‘Ipade Imole.’

“There is no smoking gun. In fact, when the full details are out, the public will applaud Governor Adeleke for such unprecedented prudence. The borehole project is already benefiting the people and reports from all over the state show that Osun people, going by a series of videos and pictures, are already enjoying water supplies from these boreholes.

“At Ipade Imole, civil society, the media and all stakeholders will have sufficient time to read, appraise and question projects and policies. This administration is pro-people with full commitment to transparency and accountability. That is why Governor Adeleke approved of Ipade Imole.”

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