Why I didn’t take cutlery, curtains, others from Oyo Govt. House – Ex-gov. Ajimobi


Immediate past Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi said he left all the eating utensils and fixture and fittings among others when he vacated the Agodi Government House with his family.

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Ajimobi, his aides and commissioners then, have been dogged by claim of taking along with them properties belonging to government including vehicles by the incumbent.

The ex-governor admitted the claim while addressing reporters in his Oluyole, Ibadan residence after observing the Eid-el-Kabir prayer at the Ansar-Ur-Deen prayer ground, Liberty Area, Oke Ado.

He rationalised their actions saying on his part, he would have gone with everything in the Government House – down to cutleries and curtains but for the fact he worked till the last minute his mandate expired.

His word: “Again, if we are talking vehicles, I think papers have been written. When you are in government, there are policies to be taken. There are decisions taken. We took the decisions that anybody using vehicles at that time should pay and take it away. And that was what we did. Go to every state, Federal Government and all other state, there is nowhere in the world that people will work and not take away their vehicles when they are leaving.

“So, let them go and check many of those people in government, the civil servants. When I moved into the Government House, Agodi, I didn’t see any furniture; they took the whole curtains, furniture, chairs, tables, televisions, home appliances up till the last table spoon. Ask Governor Seyi Makinde if they took anything from the Government House, when he got there, up to spoons and knives. I left them there. But you know why? It was because I worked up till the last day in office.”


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