FINANCE: "Osun Is Economically Stable And Strong" – Finance Commissioner
Commissioner for Finance, State of Osun, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro has stressed that the state is economically stable and strong in spite of the massive construction works going on in all parts of the state. Bolorunduro in an interview stated that contrary to insinuation in some quarters that the state was insolvent, the economy of the state was in the increase.
He noted that the opposition leaders in the state particularly from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as political jobbers who in spite of the massive transformation of the state in the past three years, see nothing good about the present administration in the state.
According to him, “don’t mind their claim that the state had gone bankrupt. You can also see that there is massive construction works going on everywhere, so if the state, is insolvent, would there be that kind of level of development in virtually all parts of the state? He said “Today I can say that the state is not insolvent. The question of insolvency should not even arise at all. They are just jabbering and we would not be distracted by their negative comments,” he added.
While speaking on non commissioning of projects since governor Aregbesola came to power in the state he contended that commissioning of projects was meant for lazy leaders adding that the level of works done and the developments carried during his tenure would speak for him.
The Commissioner also recalled that, in all the advanced countries of the world, leaders are not seen rolling out drums to commission projects saying commissioning of projects was another waste of public funds.
He remarked that “Our administration did not believe in commissioning of projects. We believe it is the people’s projects, so why must you commission it. In all the advanced countries of the world, we don’t see leaders commissioning projects all over the way we do it in this country.”
He expressed happiness with the level of works done by the contractors handling various projects in the state stressing that “they are working according to the specification and I am sure that all projects would be completed on scheduled”.