Good governance does not stop on the desk of Hon. Babatunde Sofola, the second term , Executive Chairman of Kosofe Local Government but also on the desk of the civil servants hardly faulted and other cabinet members,legislative arms and citizens through prompt tax payment to meet the council projected IGR for 2019 to prevent repeat of 2018 IGR deficit.
Sofola, has told us in an unambiguous terms that he is not owing anybody in first term and equally direct us to confirm from the council auditor or treasurer. But the money in question is dated back to 2016 when the sole administrator was in charge of the council. Ordinarily in the handover note the sole administrator would have notify the council boss in writing on the outstanding debt’s. Like in the education had 35% allocation of 2018 budget as a result of the deduction the chairman met when he resumed office.
Government is said to be continuity . sadly, most times when a newly elected chairman takeover seeing financial recklessness and misappropriation or inflated projects by his or her predecessor’s may likely give room for projects , salary or gratuity arrears abandonment in order for the new chairman to meet his new mandate to the people at the expense of Government is continuum principle. This is what we can deduced from the graveyard silence being maintained by the contacted career, council treasurer over the Kosofe Spy police payment.
Since Hon. Babatunde Sofola chose not to probe his successor’s on the controversial public funds. It will be noble if he embrace the maxim “Government is continuum” and workout a win win settlement terms in accordance rule of engagement contract with the former attached Spy police to Kosofe since their service to Kosofe has never been faulted.
Intelligent reports has it that the affected SPY police are set to drag the Kosofe Local Government, top council manager, and Kosofe Legislative Arms to court in order to recover their money since all pleas told were rebuffs and the blame games continues.