The Ogun state chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has lambasted its outgoing governor, Ibikunle Amosun, over what it described as the governor’s greediness in paying the state workers’ salary.
This is coming as the party alleged that Amosun had fixed the workers’ salary in a deposit account for personal interest.
The state workers’ have been reportedly paid their initial salary deduction by the outgoing governor
The governor had during the Workers’ Day celebration in Abeokuta told the workers they would start receiving alerts after 24 hours.
But reacting to the news of the payment, the Ogun APC in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday and signed by the party’s caretaker committee’s publicity secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye alleged that Amosun had kept the money in a fixed deposit account.
According to the statement “Amosun should bury his head in shame. He has not done any special favour for the workers. He should have paid the workers with the interests on their money he used as fixed deposits with leading commercial banks for years, thereby reaping billions of naira in interest.
“Or where did Amosun suddenly get the money when there is no excess crude oil payment, Paris Club refund or bailout by the FG. If Amosun has given these funds to the owners when due, instead of trading with them, many who lost their lives would have been saved; many families would not have been broken and many who developed high blood pressure and related diseases would have been saved from such ailments.”
The chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Ogun State chapter, Emmanuel Bankole, in his comment on the development said the outgoing Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has paid the workers’ deductions as promised.
He cleared the air on the insinuation that the governor had defaulted on his promise to pay the deductions.
“Except for local government workers who have not been paid, all the outstanding have been paid, I can confirm this to you that the workers have started receiving alerts”, he said.
Meanwhile, a Special Adviser to Governor Amosun, Mr Rotimi Durojaiye, faulted the claims by Ogun APC, saying the governor loves the workers. “Whosoever is trying to knock the heads of workers with the governor is mischievous and ungodly. Ogun State workers know the governor loves them, and they love him too.”
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