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Oshiomhole Blame GEJ for states’ inability to pay salaries – Governor says

Oshiomhole said most Governors in Nigeria have complained that they cannot pay salaries of workers.

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Edo State former governor, Adams Oshiomhole


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Governor Adam Oshiomhole has blamed the current economic challenges hitting some states on the alleged misrule that took place during former President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure.

The Governor said most state Governors in Nigeria have complained that they cannot pay salaries of workers.

He said this after having a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Oshiomhole said “These issues were discussed yesterday (on Tuesday) and as usual President Buhari has been extremely supportive even though we all agree including PDP governors among us that the crisis that we are being faced was as a result of the misrule of the past.

“The challenge of today is as a result of the abuses of yesterday.

“But inspite of that, President Buhari has been very helpful. But for that, many states would have gone into crisis. I don’t know what you will call a state that is completely insolvent and bankrupt.

“We have to appreciate the President for the leadership he has provided, ‎I mean we all have a greater sense of security today than was the case around this time a year ago.”

Governor Adams Oshiomhole increased the salary of Edo state workers from N18,000 to N25,000 on May 1, 2016.

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