$20M Grant: Publish the details of the acclaimed 256 completed PHCs – Osun PDP tells Oyetola


The Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has told the Governor of the state, Mr Gboyega Oyetola to be sober for once and apologize to the good people of Osun State for mismanaging $20million Primary Health Centers grant belonging to Osun State.

The opposition party also asked the governor to instruct whoever he saddled with the so called revitalization of the health centers to publish locations of the health centers as awarded by the state government.

This according to Osun PDP, will summarily save the state government useful calories being expended on explanations on how the $20million World Bank grant meant to revitalise primary health care sector in the state was utilised.

A statement signed by the state acting chairman of the party, Elder Sunday Akanfe Atidade and made available to newsmen on Thursday, the PDP warned governor Gboyega Oyetola “to stop playing cards of fraud on the lives of the residents of the state as inherently manifest in the mismanagement of $20million health grant.

The statement reads in part, “Osun PDP wondered why most of the health centers across the state are still in shambles after the state government claimed to have revamped almost all the health centers.

According to Atidade, “the call asking the state government to make public details of the health centers became necessary to afford the good people of Osun State simple and ample opportunity to visit locations of the completed PHCs for proper assessment in relation with the claims of Osun State government.

“Instead of hauling insults on distinguished Senator Francis Fadahunsi, who opened the lid on PHC’s 20million dollars scam being perpetrated by governor Gboyega Oyetola’s led administration, a diligent government would rather avail concerned citizens detailed explanations on how the fund was spent on their behalf”, the PDP said.

“Osun PDP also described as unacceptable, the laborious but obviously panting explanation of the chief press secretary to the governor, brandishing unverifiable number of completed PHCs, saying, the CPS should put names and locations to the 256 completed health centers across the wards as claimed.

” The CPS, Mr Ismail Omipidan, should be reminded that Osun State is not an unassailable skyscraper built in the cloud, the state government should therefore stop deceiving the people with some bogus claims after fleecing the state of such substantial fund made available by the world bank.

“As a matter of fact and in this period of covid-19 pandemic, it would be nice to have 256 units state of the art completed PHCs avalailable for health care needs of Osun populace as claimed by the state government, but such fortunate communities in the 332 wards in Osun State should be spelt out in clear terms for public scrutiny” Osun PDP retorted.

While praising Senator Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi for taking truth to the door step of those he described as pathological chiselers whose basic lifestyles and wicked grifting are inseparable, the Osun PDP appealed to APC government in the State to allow fear of God take precedence over their habitual practice of fraud on all businesses of government in the state especially when human lives are involved.

The party said all the Distinquished Senator requested were answers to simple questions.”When was the bidding for the rehabilitation done? Who are the contractors? Can Oyetola publish the beneficiaries of the contract to show he is honest and let the people judge”. This are the questions Oyetola should answer instead of wasting money trying to convince the people who know the profligacy nature of Osun APC.

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