“Upon investigation, it was discovered that the web master employed by the previous government did indeed pulled down the document along with some others in the unacceptable guise of reflecting the coming of a new administration.
“This was done shortly before Governor AbdulRazaq was sworn in. So, the new administration wasn’t behind the removal of the document.
“The webmaster was, however, directed to immediately restore the document.
“That was done on June 10; the same day that allegation was raised, clearly demonstrating good faith on the part of the new government.
“The new administration believes government is a continuum and pulling down the contents of a government website amounted to unacceptable attempt to erase history.
“However, we are disturbed by the fact that BudgIT, in its report this week, still claimed that the Kwara State budget document is down from the website.
“We expected that a body that urges due diligence failed to acknowledge the fact that the Kwara budget document had since been restored.
“An organisation like BudgIT, which claims fidelity to facts and data, should avoid actions that may lead to such insinuations.
“Finally, we wish to state that the Kwara State Government under Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has nothing to hide in its determination to build a new state that would be the pride of all the indigenes and residents,” Ajakaye added.
(Edited by Mufutau Ojo)