Rauf Aregbesola ‘I’ve not collected salary since I entered office,’ Osun governor says

Aregbesola made the comment on Sunday, December 11, during the launch of Oodua FM in Ile-Ife.

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Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

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Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has said that he has not received a salary since he assumed office in November 2010.

Aregbesola made the comment on Sunday, December 11, during the launch of Oodua FM in Ile-Ife.

“When people complain about our financial state, I begin to wonder if they think I am spending people’s money. Some of you do not know that I have not received any salary since I became governor of Osun state, why will I take that of others,” he said according to Daily Post.

“Osun State has been in deep financial crisis for a long while and has been unable to pay salaries of workers.

“The minority leader of Osun state House of Assembly wrote a post on Facebook complaining that I have not paid them. We don’t have the money; even the minority leader does not have a car.

“The poor financial condition of the state has also made it impossible to live up to its obligations to the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, which it jointly funds with Oyo State," he added.

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Aregbesola also explained that the economic crisis in the state had prevented him from appointing commissioners.

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