"Tell Edo People About Your N14billion Website" – Ex Aide Tells Oshiomhole


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A former Commissioner of Transport in
the administration of Governor Adams
Oshiomhole, Orobosa Omo- Ojo, has
opened a can of worms on the
administration of the comrade
governor in a book, “Breach of Trust, An eyewitness account of political
events in Edo state before and under
Adams Oshiomhole’s watch”.
Omo-Ojo who has since fallen apart
with his erstwhile boss, explained his
sack as Commissioner in January this year, saying that his removal was
because he refused to divulge details
of his meetings with some perceived
enemies of Governor Oshiomhole.
He alleged in the book that the state
government spent N14 billion to design website for the Edo Open Portal
project and urged the Economic and
Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to
investigate the project.
According to Omo-Ojo, it would be a
cruel fate to Edo people if the EFCC failed to investigate the Open Portal
project and others in the ICT including
biometrics, oracle, internet provision
for Ministries, Department and
Agencies (MDAs).
He alleged that the open portal was a deception, designed as a cover-up for
the growing criticism of lack of
transparency in government
operation and a means to justify the $
225 million World Bank loan which
was equivalent to N50 billion. Besides, the former Commissioner
alleged that Oshiomhole spent N500
million to pursue vice presidential
ambition and granted Certificate of
Occupancy waiver to Alhaji Aliko
Dangote worth N1.08 billion for the establishment of a fertilizer plant, just
as he described Oshiomhole’s
administration as “mob government
where every one contributes to the
affairs of the state without a clear
direction of government policy. “Working with Oshiomhole is like
watching a circus show. There is
never a boring moment. Either he
amuses you with sheer energy to
talk unending or you are amazed at
his self-delusion as he speaks on every subject like an authority The only way to reduce priceless time
wasting during meetings is to allow a
monologue. This practice led to poor
project execution”, he alleged.
Reacting to the allegations yesterday,
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Peter Okhiria, said
“we have a copy of the book, we will
react to the allegations appropriately.”

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