Obaseki probes Oshiomhole, constitutes commission of inquiry on Edo specialist hospital’s contracts

Obaseki probes Oshiomhole, constitutes commission of inquiry on Edo specialist hospital’s contracts

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the probe of contracts for the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of hospital equipment.
The state government consequently constituted a Commission of Inquiry to  conduct a detailed inquiry from conceptualization, design, construction and equipping of the hospital among others
A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said the terms of reference of the commission includes.”To conduct a detailed inquiry into the processes leading to the conceptualization, design, construction and equipping of the Benin Specialist/Central Hospital Extension (originally designated as the Accident and Emergency Unit).
He added that they are to  determine if same were in breach of the Edo State Procurement Law and other extant Laws and procedures in that regard.”
Others, according to him, are, “To inquire into the process of tendering for, award, execution and payment for all contracts arising from and/or connected with the Benin Specialist/Central Hospital Extension and to determine if such payments (s) were made in compliance with extant laws.”
The commission is also charged “To verify the details and dates of construction carried out on the project and equipment supplied on the Hospital project and to determine if same were in line with the contract stipulations and timelines.
According to him, they are to “Identify any losses and/or damages incurred or suffered by the Edo State Government and to further identify all persons responsible for such losses or damages.
Ogie noted that the commission will “Make appropriate recommendations for such disciplinary civil or criminal sanctions to be meted out against any persons found to be responsible for such losses or damages.
 The commission is to be chaired by Hon. Justice J.U. Oyomire (rtd), with Prof. Emmanuel E. Obaseki-Ebor, Mrs. Elizabeth Uwaifo, Enemaku Hilary Igemoh Esq., as members while Mr. Anthony Izevbekhale, is to serve as the commission’s secretary.

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