…. Panel Recommends Stiffer Measures in Future Contracts
The executive Chairman Oshodi-Isolo local government, Otunba Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede, has received reports of the panel of inquiry set up to look into the state of the council’s public and commercial assets.
Submitting the report to the council chairman, the vice-chairman, Mrs Modupe Badmus-Aregbe who was the chairman of the panel on Wednesday, thanked the panel for painstakingly carrying out the job successfully.
The panel with the council Chief of Staff, Leke Banjoko as Secretary also has Barrister Joseph Asineh as Legal Adviser.
In the report, the panel after its tedious task of inviting the various parties involved came up with different recommendations and advice for the council in engaging in future contracts with the public or individual contractors.
The panel with the recommendation to among others investigate cause of the fire incident at Kairo Market, to investigate and determine the extent of damage caused by the fire incident, detailed number of shops damaged, investigate all the developments within and outside the council to determine if the contractors and or developers as the case may be are registered companies, to investigate and determine the conversion of the customary court in Igbeyinadun street, Oshodi, to establish the revenue acceptable to the council from Pako Dowo Market, to investigate and establish the idea behind the supposed allocation of the shops at Bola Ahmed Complex, Review the contracts where available, to call and review the contracts in respect of the Oando Petrol stat IP n and Sterling Bank Plc among others.
At the end of its sitting, the panel said all parties involved were invited to present their papers showing contract agreements between the council.
The panel said it came up with discovering that some documents by the contractors are fake hence the recommendation that such con
tracts be reviewed.
On the report on Mustabibat Ayoade Ewwenla Market, the panel recommended that the developer regularises her agreement with the head of the legal unit of the council after it found out that inaccuracies in the document presented before the panel.
The panel recommended that a strongly worded letter be written to Sterling Bank Plc for disregard to appear before it after it promised to do so in their earlier meeting with the panel.
It was observed that the contractor handling Kairo Market was invited and although promised to appear before the panel on the 18th of November 2021, vehemently ignored the panel.
The panel recommended that in view of the nonchalant and the lackadaisical approach displayed and exhibited by provida investment limited, in respect of May 2021 fire incident where the developer managing the market requested for 7 years extension of the agreement earlier reached with the council be revoked forthwith for failure to comply with paragraphs 8 and 9 of the contract agreement.
While receiving the panel report, the council boss assured the panel that he would ensure transparency and accountability in the implementation of the panel report.