• Politics - Osun
  • Updated: April 01, 2023

March Salaries: You Have Run Osun Aground - APC Tackles Adeleke

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has accused the governor, Ademola Adeleke of running the state aground over his inability to pay the March salaries of the government workers in the state as and when due.

Faulting the governor, the opposition party also described the reason giving for the delay in the payment of the March salaries as flimsy and a skillful fabrication by the governor and his co-travellers to deceive the unsuspecting government workers in the state.

The state government had in a statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, the Spokesperson to the state governor on Friday stated that the delay in the payment of the March  2023 salaries by his administration was due to the fact that it intended to pay same with promotion arrears of the workers.

Adeleke further adduced the lateness in the payment of the March salaries to the computation of promotion arrears of the civil servants promoted without pay in the last four years.

The Rauf Aregbesola administration had resorted to in the middle of its second term pay half salaries of state civil servants as a means to cushion the effects of recession and dwindling allocation from the Federal Government.

Reacting to the development, the Acting APC Chairman in the state, Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party's Director of Media and Information, Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, observed that Adeleke is only trying to be clever by half with his flimsy reasons.

Lawal also stated that the governor had failed in one of his campaign promises which is to pay the state workers their salaries latest on the 26 of each month.

"Adeleke is stylishly awaiting March federal allocation from Abuja before he could accomplish his governmental obligations with reference to the payment of the workers' salaries.

"Adeleke should give kudos to Oyetola for his relentlessness in the prompt payment of the state workers' full salaries uninterruptedly for four solid years as and when due even before the Federal Allocation came in."

Lawal, who noted that Oyetola also paid promotion arrears he inherited added that Adeleke may have run the state aground within the spate of four months as he has been spending the inherited state funds without recourse to accountability and probity.

"This development points to the fact that Adeleke lacks the wherewithal to successfully run the administration of Osun State which is manifesting through his continuous emotional unplanned mode of governance," Lawal stated.

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