Concise News reports that Makinde disclosed this on Monday as he inaugurated a seven-man committee to probe the accounts of the 33 local government areas and the 35 local council development areas from January 2018 to May 2019.
The development comes a few days after Makinde threatened to expose the Ajimobi’s government.
The committee headed by a retired judge, Justice Laoye Popoola, has Dr Remi Ayodele (a former Chairman of Ibadan North-West LG), Adeniyi Ayanwale, N.A. Abiola, Mr Adewola Illiasu, Sunday Oke and Mrs Olubunmi Oni as members.
The committee has six weeks to submit its report.
The governor says, “Let me reassure you that this government is not in any way going after the past administration. We are only setting the stage for our government to take off and deliver the dividends of democracy to the entire citizenry.
“In fact, I must state that the committee we are inaugurating today is pursuant to the Public Property and Funds (Investigation and Recovery) Panel Law, Cap 138, Vol. 4 of the Oyo State Law 2000.
“Section 3 of the law states thus: ‘Whenever it shall appear to the government of the state that any person or body of persons in the custody of any property belonging to the government or any company in which the state government has any interest however arising or is accountable to the government for any contract entered into or purported to have been entered into between him and the government or monies which he may have collected on behalf of or for the purposes of the government, the governor may set up a panel to investigate or ascertain the identity and extent of such properties or fund and make order for recovery of such property or fund.’”