President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have again been urged to probe the involvement of a company belonging to the Nigeria Airforce in a multi billion Naira Airport project scam ongoing in Osun State.
The state chapter of the PDP in a statement by the Director Media and Strategy, Diran Odeyemi said it was repeating the call following frantic efforts being made by the state government to muddle up facts and confuse Nigerians on the N15billion airport scam despite admitting the contract was inflated because of the fall in Naira.
“Gov Aregbesola who has no State Executive Council since November 2014 unilaterally increased cost of civil works from N4.5billion to N11billion and then added another N5.5billion for airport “components” with a specific instruction that the said components will be bought by the office of the governor therefore making a total of N15.5billion,” the PDP said.
“We wonder where the governor got the N470million he paid to the Airport contractor on Janunary 8, 2016 when workers in the state are being owed five months salary while some categories have been placed on half salary since May 2015 despite the collection of “bail out” CBN loan.
“It is sad that while the governor had sacked over 1,700 workers for lack of fund, he has been living an ostentatious life cruising around in state funded helicopter apart from funding elections and awarding contacts that are of no benefit to the people of Osun State”, the party stressed.
The PDP asked President Buhari to convince the people of the state that he is committed to his war against corruption and really wants to enthrone probity at the state level by sending a secret team to look at the site of the Phantom Ido-Osun airport on which the Osun State Government had already spent N3.3billion with nothing to show for it.