Opposition accuses Aregbesola of punishing civil servants

The People's Democratic Party released a statement recently, accusing the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, of making life difficult for civil servants.

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor of Osun state.

The leading opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola of inflicting hardship on the people of his state.

They most especially accused him of making life difficult for civil servants by withholding the bailout funds rather than using it to pay salaries, Vanguard reports.

The party, in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi in Osogbo yesterday, said the method adopted by state government in paying salaries was a further confirmation that the money had been fixed.

The statement also said workers in the state were last paid half of their July salaries, with all allowances being hitherto enjoyed by them removed.

Furthermore, it stressed that the retirees were also being treated in same manner, with many of them still being owed up to six months despite release of bailout funds to the state in August.

However, the consultant on information to the state government, Mr. Sunday Akere, debunked PDP claims.

He said:

“PDP wants to use our reaction to gain relevance. I am sure they have a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, the state government signed with the workers.

The bailout covered to June and we have paid June salaries, we have paid July and August.

We signed an MoU with the workers and we have kept to the terms of the document religiously.”

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