- Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state said the state's debt is about N103bn
- He, however, promised to pay off the debt before he leaves office
- He also promised the workers that he would pay their outstanding cooperative deductions
The Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, says the debt profile of the state as of Thursday, April 12, 2018, stands at about N103bn.
Amosun, however, promised that he would pay the debt before his administration concludes its term.
Punch reports that the governor said this on Thursday at the ‘2018 Conversation with State Governor’ programme organised by a civil society group in the state.
Amosun who was talking about his achievements and the ordeals of his government in the last seven years said he was happy the residents saw the projects monies were spent on.
He promised the workers he would equally pay their outstanding cooperative deductions.
He said: “As I speak today, Ogun state debt profile is about N103 billion but because our people are happy, it keeps me going.
“You can go around to Ijebu, Yewa and even Abeokuta, you will see that joy in our people even those that do not know what they are saying, everybody is happy and it gives me joy.
“It is written in the two Holy books that, one must not allow the sweat of a worker to dry before you pay him or her and by God’s grace, I will pay the debts.
“You can see what we have done all around Ogun State, in fact, I have always ensured that before the 31st of every month, salaries should be paid. The same thing for the pensioners. If you check my phone now, you will see text messages of prayers being sent by pensioners.
“If you add the contributory pension scheme of both local government and state, it is about N1.30 billion which is not up to two months salary. So don’t worry, I will pay.
“The way I am trained as an accountant, the money made to be used for building must not be spent on feeding and vice versa. We would pay.”
Speaking on the deplorable condition of the Lagos- Abeokuta Expressway, Governor Amosun said the Federal Executive Council has given the nod for the reconstruction of the road.
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He said:“I have been on the neck of the minister of power, works and housing, Barrister Babatunde Fashola, but to God be the glory, yesterday at the FEC meeting the road has been assented to be constructed.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Amosun on Tuesday, April 10, declared that his successor would be a woman and a whiz kid.
His disclosure apparently shocked members of his cabinet who were with him at the world press conference venue to herald the 3rd African drum festival at Mitos suites and residences, Ibara GRA, Abeokuta.
The declaration might have laid to rest what has been months of speculations about Amosun's successor.
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