Following the decision made by the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to probe the past administration over the Benin stormwater project which cost N30 billion, he has deployed security operative to safeguard the premises of the State Government Secretariat which house vital documents on the project.
The Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, Esq, discloses this in a statement on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
According to the statement, the State Government received intelligence of a possible arson at the office of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainability which housed vital documents on the project.
The SSG said, following the intelligence, the government had to protect the documents overnight, stating that security operative was deployed immediately to guide the ministry.
“The government immediately deployed security operative to guard the premises of the Ministry overnight to protect its assets.”
Ogie also notes that they have moved the vital documents to a different location.
“We have successfully evacuated the vital documents to a safe location to ensure their integrity and readiness for a probe.”
He said the government has vowed to bring all those who are culpable to justice. Adding that it will ensure it uncovers the details surrounding the project and its execution
He said “Government will ensure it uncovers the details surrounding the project and its execution. Stating that all those culpable are brought to justice.
He also said as regards the execution of the N30 billion stormwater project, it is right by the Edo people to always ensure that they get value for their money.
” We will do right by the Edo people as always and work assiduously to ensure that our people get value for our money as regards the execution of the N30 billion stormwater project.
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