Ministerial Screening: Narrative on Osun Salary Is Mischevious, Based On Ignorance, Says Aregbesola

2 years ago Emmanuel Chiwendu 0

The former governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola on Monday, July 29, that rumours of owed salaries in the stories are not true .

The former governor made this known during his screening at the Senate, a necessary process for its confirmation

Aregbesola also added that the problem of salary is not peculiar to Osun as all states has same difficulty Former governor of Osun state Rauf Aregbesola said on Monday, July 29, that rumours of owed salaries in Osun during his tenure was due to mischief and ignorance.

Aregbesola made this known during his turn for ministerial screening and confirmation before the Nigerian Senate, The Nation reports.

We (Osun State Government) ensured between July 2015 and July 2018 that public servants on level one to seven and they constitute about 72% in the state earned their full pay, contrary to the belief that every civil servant was paid 50%.

“By 2014, our nation was in distress, and virtually all states had difficulty with salaries.

“We came up with an approach that there is no month that any public official did not have salary every month,” he said

It was earlier reported that the ministerial list submitted to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 23 was described as colourless, stagnant and uninspiring, by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The opposition party said this in a statement released by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. It was gathered that the PDP said the list didn’t convey any sense of hope or purposeful governance under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The party pointed out that the future belongs to the youths, and expressed dismay that the list did not create space for this demography.

The statement added: “Indeed, such a ministerial list can only come from a leadership that does not have the mandate of the people. It is a complete waste of time and cannot fulfill the expectation of Nigerians.

“The list has further shown President Buhari and APC’s insensitivity and disdain for Nigerians and it does not in any way reflect their hope and eagerness for a better Nigeria.”

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