The contractor engaged by the Department of State Service (DSS) corporative to sell plots of lands at DSS housing estate in Ibadan has said the DSS corporative is economical with the truth.
Principal Consultant of the contractor, Mr. Badmus Adedeji, made this disclosure while speaking on Wednesday.
Sunscribers who bought plots of lands at the estate located at Ile-Titun area of Ibadan had yesterday protested the refusal of the DSS corporative to allocate lands to them.
It was gathered that the estate christened, Department of State Security Service Community Multipurpose Cooperative Society Housing Estate was sold by the DSS corporative through the contractor, A-ONE Executive Professional Services Ltd.
The DSS corporative while reacting to the protests, in a statement made available on Wednesday, alleged that the contractor has not remitted any of the money collected from the subscribers to the corporative account, adding that there was a breach of the MOU by the contractor.
But, the contractor in a reaction said the DSS corporative is the one that proved to be clever by half.
Principal Consultant of the contractor, Mr. Badmus Adedeji, in a telephone conversation, insisted that it was the DSS corporative that gave him the power to sell the lands on its behalf.
He noted that he was surprised that the DSS corporative is coming out with a statement to nail him thereby, exonerating itself.
Adedeji, who pointed out that all the subscribers would get their allocations as soon as differences between the contactor and the corporative are resolved, noted that he cannot go to a land belonging to DSS corporative to sell without the approval of the corporative.
He then appealed to the subscribers to remain calm, adding that the issues would soon be resolved between the contractor and the DSS corporative.
Adedeji said, “There is an agreement between us. There is an MOU. I cannot just go to DSS land and be selling it. It is the DSS corporative that want to be clever by half. They are just being economical with the truth. There is an MOU that states the sharing formula.
“They are saying that we do not remit the money, but the money is not the problem. I have told you my own side of the story, I was given the mandate before I started the job.
“Where did we get the money to develop the site when they said that we did not remit the money? They are economical with the truth.
“It is not possible in this Nigeria for one person to enter DSS land and be selling it. That is what I called conspiracy theory. I acknowledged that they gave me the job to execute as a contractor.
“But, what I know is that everybody will get their land. We are appealing to the subscribers to be patient with us as we sort things out and settle our differences with the COMCOOP.
“There are many things we cannot be saying here, what I know is that the issue will be resolved between us, all the subscribers will get their lands”.