The Executive Governor of Ogun State, senator Ibikunle Amosun distributed a total of N1.5 billion on Wednesday, December 28 to 663 former political office holders in Ogun State.
Those whom benefitted from the severance package include those that served under the administration of former governor, Gbenga Daniel 2007 – 2011, and during his Amosun’s own first tenure as governor of the state 2011-2015.
As said by the governor while addressing the beneficiaries, it does not matter which political party or administration you have served; what matters is that you have served the state diligently.”
He stated further that “Ogun State has not only spent 25percent but we have exhausted all the money on workers welfare”. This is against the backdrop of the advice by the federal government that every state is to use at least twenty five percent of the money to pay part of the money owed to workers.
Governor Amosun made it known that those who did not get cheques from him are those who served for less than three years, since the only qualification is to have served for at least three years under any of the tenures.
The governor also promised to leave Ogun state better than he met it, and further stated that “Ogun State was now the industrial capital of the nation as about 110 multi-national companies have so far opened shop in the State”.
Written by Misthura Otubu