- The governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, has disclosed that 8.1 trillion didn't get remitted into the account of the federal government when Goodluck Jonathan held sway as president
- He said 75 billion naira belonged to Osun state from the unremitted funds
- Aregbesola said if the money was paid to him, he wouldn't have owed workers salaries
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has said that 8.1 trillion naira revenue was not remitted into the coffers of the federal government during the administration of ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The governor made this disclosure at a colloquium organised to mark his 61st birthday in Osogbo, Osun state. The colloquium was tagged 'Raufnomics in the transformation of Osun', Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Aregbesola said when he did the calculation, he found out that the share of Osun from the 8.1 trillion naira would have been 75 billion naira. He said if that money was given to him, he would not have owed workers salaries, adding that he would have been able to pay large part of Osun debts.
He said: "My administration was very prudent and transparent. I have just six months to leave the office. By 2019 and 2020, the state will liquidate its major debts.
"It will not be difficult for my successor to cope with the remaining debts which is federal government bond. I know my successor will surpass my performance and it will be easy for him because of the foundation that we put in place."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state said that the magnitude of undeclared crude oil and gas during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and his inability to control theft in the sector led to Nigerian economic recession.
Aregbesola stated this while receiving members of the House of Representatives committee on basic education and services at the Government House, Osogbo.
He also disclosed that his administration which had received unwarranted attacks from the media was making the best of a bad economic situation in its handling of workers’ salaries in the state.
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