Edo Govt Set to Probe Hospital Contracts under Oshiomhole

The Edo Government is set to probe contracts for construction of structures and supply of equipment to Benin Central Hospital, awarded by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole.

A statement issued on Sunday by the Special Adviser to Edo Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Cruise Osage, which disclosed this in Benin, said a Commission of enquiry would soon be set up to probe the contracts.

According to the statement, the probe was necessitated by calls on the government to look into the contracts in which billions of taxpayers’ money were expended on poorly executed projects under the administration of Adams Oshiomhole.

Osagie, said the mandate of the Commission of Enquiry would include to “ascertain if details of contract terms were adhered to, especially the quality of materials used for the building.

“The state government will investigate allegations of fraud and irregularities with the contract for procurement of the hospital equipment.”

The Commission would also determine the extent of irregularities regarding the purchase of equipment among others.

The governor’s aide noted also that the contractors who handled the building had questions to answer.

He disclosed that some work was being done at the hospital to patch up some parts as parts of the poorly constructed building were giving way.