The Ogun state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has criticized its outgoing governor, Ibikunle Amosun, for allegedly diverting the salary of state workers.
The party accused the governor of setting the wages of workers in a deposit account for personal interests.
Governor Amosun, during the celebration of Workers’ Day in Abeokuta, told the workers that they would start receiving notices for the initial deductions made on their salary starting May 2nd.
While APC acknowledged that the workers were paid as promised, the party asked the governor to also pay the interest earned on the fund that was held in a fixed deposit account.
In a statement signed and published in Abeokuta by the party’s publicity secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, we read in part: “Amosun should bury his head in shame”. He did not do any special favors for the workers.
“He should have paid the workers with the interests on their money he used as fixed deposits with leading commercial banks for years, thereby reaping billions of naira in interest.
“Or where did Amosun suddenly get the money when there is no excess crude oil payment, Paris Club refund or bailout by the FG.
“If Amosun has given these funds to the owners when due, instead of trading with them, many who lost their lives would have been saved; many families would not have been broken and many who developed high blood pressure and related diseases would have been saved from such ailments.”