Culled from African Examiner Featured, Kayode Adelowokan, Latest News Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Kayode Adelowokan, Lagos
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) says its position on Governor Fashola’s bad leadership in Lagos State has been vindicated by the statement of the former Lagos State commissioner for Environment, Dr Muiz Banire.
Banire had said the ministry of environment is grossly underfunded while the present LASTMA is not the LASTMA of his dream. LASTMA was created when Banire was the Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State.
Reacting to Banire’s statement, the Executive Chairman of CACOL, Comrade Debo Adeniran, said it is clear to all and sundry that Governor Babatunde Fashola regime’s assessment has been over bloated in the media.
He said, “It is very unfortunate that the present regime has lost the grip of what it takes to govern a cosmopolitan state like Lagos. The present situation is worse in the annals of Lagos history. Government embarks on white elephant projects just to bamboozle some gullible Lagosians.
“This government has been characterised with unnecessary and excessive donations, lack of due process in budget implementation, illegal deduction and diversion of statutory allocated funds as well as inflation of cost of contracts.”
Comrade Adeniran stressed that it is disheartening that Fashola’s government is fond of opening illegal accounts, borrowing indiscriminately and sidelining MDAs when contracts affecting them are executed. “A point of serious consideration is the fact that about 65 per cent involved in the financial recklessness is from the people’s tax”, he added.
The human right activist however said there is urgent need for accountability in governance even when the public shower accolades on the government in the course of performing his side of the social contract he entered with the people by his election.