The Director General of the Bureau of Social Service BOSS, Mr. Richard Tinubu has emphasized the need for timely completion of Ilesa water project noting that the Water Project is strategic to the State Government and the people of Ijesaland, the benefitting community .
The Director General stressed this when he was on monitoring, surveillance and field operation visit to the water project sites in Osogbo, Kajola and Ilesa.
Flanked by the Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, Dr. Amidu Tadese, and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Field Operations, Engineer Ezekiel Anwo , the Director General of BOSS charged the contractors handling project to work within the scope of work plans and ensure speedy completion within the stipulated time designed for the project.
Mr. Tinubu explained that the Bureau of Social Services BOSS was created to Supervise, Monitor and evaluate projects, programs and policies of government to guarantee quality standard and to have value for money in government’s project, programs and policies.
According to him, the project which is being funded with facility from the Islamic Development Bank and Federal Government of Nigeria would resolve the perennial water shortage in the entire Ijesaland as water would be available for domestic and industrial consumption when completed.
He applauded the Governor of the State of Osun Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola for being a reform Governor and passionate on improving the welfare and wellbeing of the citizenry.
While speaking with the contractor handling the water treatment plant in Kajola, Director General admonished that Local Content Act must be adhered to by engaging residents of the host communities.
The Project, Surveillance and Monitoring team of Bureau, called on the contractor to ensure professionalism and to comply with the ethics of construction industry.
It was stressed that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola is determined to bequeath projects that will last and stand the test of time as legacies to the state which is why he empowered the Bureau to serve as the watchdog of the office of the Governor in project monitoring, evaluation, surveillance and supervision.
In a chat with newsmen, Mrs. Adegbokun Iyabo, the Iyaloja of Kajola in Atakunmosa West Local Government area of the State thanked Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the project saying that the water treatment plant situated at Kajola will provide a lot of jobs to the youths in the area.
The team which was joined by the leadership of Ministry of Water Resources and Energy as well as that of the Osun State Water Corporation visited the Project Site of Ilesa Water Project beside Ataooja Government High School, along Gbongan /Ibadan Expressway Osogbo, water treatment plant site at Kajola and reservoir tank site at Oke Imo, Oke-opo and Aralopon all in Ilesa metropolis.