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How Lagos Used Aregbesola To Impoverish Osun State

The outgoing regime of “Engr” Rauf Aregbesola from all intent and purposes did not just establish the fact that the his administration in Osun state is perhaps an Annexe of the Bourdillon road Lagos, he has practically manifested this in the modus operandi of his government.

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Capital flight has been a major characteristics of the administration which has kept every Home based actor in the economic life of the state redundant and Impoverished despite their stakes in the commonwealth of Osun State.

Indeed, Lagos cronies of Rauf Aregbesola have taken over everything in Osun. Apart from the huge road contracts under the purview of the Salamic imposed governor, several other contracts have fully been taken over by “Engr” Aregbesola’s wives and friends from Lagos.

The situation is worrisome as mere Labourers and casual workers engaged for Osun state government projects are now being brought in from Lagos at the detriment of the army of unemployed people of the state. Nothing could better explain from a little analysis of the inflated contracts schedule attached below

1. Contract: Dredging of 4.12km length of Odo-Oko stream in Ilesa.

(Amount: N37,514,000.00

Date of contract: March, 2014

Contractor: Sylladac Nig Ltd, Marina, Lagos


2. Contract: Dredging of 4.9km length of Odo-ori stream in Iwo Township.

Amount: N44,324,200.00

Date of Contract: March

Contractor: Lukam Nig. Ltd. Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos


3. Contract: Dredging of 5.1km length of IsaleOku-Ina stream, Ede.

Amount: N45,962,000.00

Gracious Integrated Concept Ltd, Osogbo

Note: This contractor is from Lagos. He just hurridly rented an apartment around NECO Office, Onward Area Osogbo.


4. Contract: Dredging of 8.85km length of stream in Ifetedo.

Amount: N78,287,000.00

Date: March 2014

Contractor: Lyceth Nig. Ltd, Akinsanya Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos.


5. Contract: Dredging of Yanyanu/Yemoja stream in Iwo (4.35km)

Amount: N39,497,000.00

Date: March

Contractor: Lukam Nig. Ltd, 20, Alhaji Olaiya street, off Lagos New Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

6. Contractor: Dredging of 7.7km stream in Gbongan.

Amount: N68,805,000.00

Date: March

Contractor: Samkay Ventures Nigeria Ltd, SW 4, Plot 10, Oluyole Extension, Ibadan

7. Contractor: Dredging of 4.8km of stream in Gbongan

Amount: N43,376,000.00

Date: March

Contractor: FESTAC Continental Ltd, Road C, Living Spring Building, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan


8. Contract: Dredging of 3.67 km length of stream in Ikirun

Amount: N39,000,000.00

Date of Contract: March

Syalallac Nig. Ltd, Marina, Lagos

9. Engagement of a consultant for the provision of Secretarial and Coordinating Support for the Opon-Imo

Amount: N41,000,000.00

Consultant: Philip Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, UBA House, Marina, Lagos, (N41m).

The golden opportunity has now beckon on the good people of Osun State to send this government packing come August 9th 2014.

The time is now!

Femi Lawson, Akure





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