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In Osun APC begs FG for more bailout funds

Oyatomi however thanked the Federal Government for helping out with bailout funds previously, but stated that many states have not paid salaries to their staff for 10 months.

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola

(Naija Lumia)

Members of the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Federal Government to bailout states who cannot pay the salaries of civil servants.

APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osun state, Kunle Oyatomi said “We are approaching an emergency on this crisis, because not only is the crisis spreading like wild fire across states, it is assuming a dimension that would seriously affect the economy of the country.”

Oyatomi also said “ ‘To avoid an emergency that could create difficulties for the economy in the next decade, the federal government must address the problem now, even if it means having recourse to our reserves.”

He however thanked the Federal Government for helping out with bailout funds previously, but stated that many states have not paid salaries to their staff for 10 months.

The APC official said “What was cynically thought to be an Osun problem is now suddenly a national emergency which the federal government can ill afford to ignore. We cannot play the ostrich in a situation as critical as this.

“Those politicians who only few months ago were mocking the state of Osun and cynically offering their salaries to pay workers in Osun have suddenly become quiet now that their own states are owing between six and 10 months’ salaries, especially in Bayelsa.”

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Wednesday March 25, 2015, blamed his inability to pay the salaries of workers in the state for five months on declining federal allocation.

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