As part of measures to ensure quality assurance, the State Government of Osun has issued a stern warning to handlers of government projects in both State and Local Government Areas to ensure that projects, programmes and policies signed off for implementation are executed in line with approved specifications and global best practices.
The Director General of the Bureau of Social Services, Mr. Richard Tinubu, while receiving the leadership of Ministry of Water Resources and Energy, led by the Commissioner and the Special Adviser on Water Resources and Energy Prince Raheem Tadese and Mr. Adeniran Ibitoye respectively, said that the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola-led administration is serious about delivering qualitative services to the people and handlers of projects and programmes should respect this agenda.
Tinubu, while explaining the modus operandi of the Bureau of Social Services, submitted that it was established to supervise, monitor, evaluate projects to guarantee standards and report the performance of all Commissioners, Special Advisers, Heads of Agencies and Parastatals to the Governor, where compliance issues exist.
Based on this backdrop, he beckoned on the visiting Ministry to endeavour to involve the Bureau of Social Services in their projects and programmes execution processes, from the point of approval, work in progress, financial documentations, work plan and timeliness, all in a bid to ensure quality, compliance with standard operating procedures, and to minimise costs.
Corrobaraing the submission of the Director-General of Bureau of Social Services, the Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, Prince Raheem Tadese, said the job of the Bureau is not to witch-hunt anybody but to guarantee efficiency in public service.
He disclosed that the only major project being handled by the Ministry at the time is the Ilesa Water Project (jointly financed by the Federal Government and the Islamic Development Bank). He added that out the six components, two are almost ready for commissioning while some others are at various stages of completion.
He however registered the Ministry’s readiness to partner with the Bureau of Social Services as part of the overall alignment with the developmental agenda of this present administration.