Governor Rauf Aregbesola has been accused by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of causing hardship on the people of the state, especially civil servants, by withholding the bailout funds given to the state by the FG by not paying workers’ salaries.
In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi in Osogbo yesterday, the PDP said that workers in the state were last paid half of their July salaries, with their allowances removed, stressing that the retirees were also being treated in same manner, with many of them still being owed up to six months of payments 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 stating that PDP intends to use them to be relevant.
“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.”