Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State Governor, has made a new vow.
The governor vowed that his administration will reclaim the state property located in Ikoyi, Lagos State.
Governor Adeleke gave the assurance on Monday during an on-the-spot assessment of the Osun House located at No 18, Femi Okunnu Road, former Cooper Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
Adeleke who recalled that the gigantic 18 suit apartment was purchased by the first executive governor of the state, the late Isiaka Adeleke for the purpose of serving as a liaison office decried the lackadaisical attitude of the management towards the proper maintenance of the property.
While noting that the building has no functional generating set, running pipe born water and other utilities, he promised to set up a committee to look into it and carry out a proper investigation with a view to resuscitating the dilapidated property.
“This property was purchased by my late brother, the first Executive Governor of Osun State as a liaison office. When I became the Governor, I made it a point of duty to have an on-the-spot assessment of all the state property located in different places. I visited the one in Abuja and work is ongoing on it.
“I must be sincere with you, I am not happy with the deplorable condition of this facility which has no functional generating set or running pipe-borne water and other necessary utilities, it is rather unfortunate that the management is still collecting service charges from the occupants.
“I am so passionate about this building, this is why I’m going to set up a committee to investigate everything about this place and after that, we are going to work out a modality to reclaim it for the benefit of the state.
“I learnt that the building has been leased out. We want to know where the proceeds are being remitted.
“I want to promise you that I’m going to visit other places where Osun State Government has assets and ensure those converted to personal gains by some people are reclaimed,” the Governor concluded.
DAILY POST recalled that in 2022, the governor also paid an unscheduled visit to the Osun House in Abuja where he complained in the same manner.
The Osun State House in Abuja had been left dilapidated and the Governor Adeleke had blamed previous administrations for their attitude towards the state property.