The Osun State government has debunked rumour that the contract of the drilling of 332 boreholes across the State have been given to Pacific Drilling Limited.
According to a statement by Oladele Bamiji, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ademola Adeleke on media, the government described the rumour as “wicked lie” propagated by person driven by hatred and bile.
The statement revealed that the project is being handled by local firms sourced and supervised by local government areas.
“The ongoing portable water provision programme is a grassroot intervention that is being coordinated by each local government and area councils with supervision of the state government. Participating firms are also locally sourced with the water and works department of each local governments handling the procurement processes. The grassroots’ contentment is widely acknowledged as the masses welcome the 100 days initiatives with open arms.
“The conception of the pro-masses 100 Day programmes takes into account cost effectiveness, durability, maintenance plan and local ownership. This administration crafted specific plans including the borehole as a short term intervention to address acute water shortage that is weakening the health of Osun people.
“It is therefore a reprehensible fake news from the pit of hell to allege that a single company is anchoring the borehole projects. Pacific Holding is not involved in any project in Osun. It is on record that Dr Deji Adeleke who the blackmailer seeks to malign was the first to announce his ambassadorship of good governance, pledging to monitor the new government for adherence to peoples’ aspirations and needs.”
The statement urged Osun people to ignore the agent of falsehood and blackmail, stating that the Ademola Adeleke-led administration is committed to transparency, due process and open governance.