We monitored 30 projects sites in one year- Lagos Monitoring Office

By Adeola Ogunrinde

The Lagos State Parastatals Monitoring Office, PMO, says it has monitored over 30 projects cut across the state in the last one year.

Permanent Secretary, Parastatals Monitoring Office, Adetutu Ososanya, said this at Alausa during the Ministerial Press briefing on the activities of the office in the last one year.

“The PMO monitoring team had monitored over thirty projects sites cutting across the Parastatals and government-owned companies to monitor newly awarded/ongoing project and ascertain the state of completed projects. However, we equally made observations and challenges for necessary follow up”, Ososanya stated

She equally explained that the Parastatals office had taken a proactive steps to collate data on newly awarded projects and existing ones in order to advice and engage Parastatals/Agencies and Government-Owned Companies where needed.

She also disclosed that she has obtained an approval to embark on a working tour to all Parastatals/Agencies and Government-Owned Companies in June 2024 to conduct on the spot assessment of their operational activities.

“A total number of thirty-two(32) Agencies enabling laws are presently under review with Law Reform Commission at different levels of assessment”, she said.

Ososanya said the office in the last one year among initiatives had been proactively creating more awareness for members of the public through its programme “Know Your Agency”.

She expressed appreciation to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his exemplary and visionary leadership for investing in the office mandate to carry out its oversight functions.

“The ‘Know your Agencies’ programme was designed to create more awareness for members of the public about the Parastatals/Agencies and government-owned companies. It has brought tremendous publicity to the activities and services of Parastatals and government-owned companie”, she said.

However, the Permanent Secretary stated that the agency has projected to intensify bi-annual monitoring and evaluation exercise in order to ensure compliance with administrative and financial regulations that govern the operations of the agencies and government-owned companies.

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