We have it on good authority that the payment was effected last week Thursday and we have noticed that the contractor.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state has accused the state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola of favouritism.
The PDP in Osun state, alleged that he used N20b, out of the N30b bailout fund given to the state, to pay a contractor, instead of paying staff salaries.
The PDP Director of Media and Strategy in Osun state, Prince Diran Odeyemi said “We have it on good authority that the payment was effected last week Thursday and we have noticed that the contractor has returned to site with its men and equipment within 24 hours as requested by the governor.”
Adding that “Inasmuch as we believe the road project is ideal, we wonder why an inflated road contract awarded at N1 billion per kilometre has suddenly become the priority of Aregbesola at this particular period of nine months of unpaid salary if not because of some undercurrent deals to siphon funds and shortchange the people of Osun State, the party disclosed further.”
“This perhaps is the reason why the governor said he would only pay half of March salary to workers at a meeting he held with them last week. These hardships are too much for the people of Osun. We are therefore, appealing to traditional rulers and religious bodies in the state to wade in before it escalates and become unbearable because an hungry person is unarguably, an angry man,” Odeyemi said.