Ahead of the May 15 local government election, Oyo State Government has awarded the printing of 2.6million customised ballot papers to the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting PLC at a cost of N279.5million.
The cost of the printing, which is put at N100 per sheet, also consists of N19.5million as tax and others.
The government has approved the award of rebuilding a new state government lodge in Asokoro, Abuja at a cost of N1.2billion.
The decisions were reached at the weekly State Executive Council meeting held yesterday at the Executive Chamber of the Governorâ€™s Office, Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, said the Governor Seyi Makinde administration decided to award the printing of the electoral materials to a neutral body to show transparency, fairness and credibility.