Monday, 9 November 2015

Financial Crisis: Aregbesola Begs Wealthy Nigerians

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has continued to blame the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan for the state’s financial crisis.

Aregbesola, while inaugurating the newly renovated Comprehensive Health Centre, Igbajo in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of the state called on wealthy Nigerians to support the government by complementing its developmental efforts in all sectors.

“There is the need for well-meaning and successful Nigerians to rise up to the occasion by complementing the onerous efforts of the government towards the socio-political and economic development of Nigeria.

“Well, there is the need to commend whoever that comes up with the good gestures of Mrs. Oyewole because her contributions and support to the work of government is worthy of emulation.

“There is no doubt that if every wealthy Nigerian has been doing this in the past, our society would have been better transformed, because for any society or nation to develop, its citizens must see the need in selfless sacrifice towards its uplift.

“I am very happy for this multi-million project done by Oyewole’s family and I pray God to replenish them with uncountable blessing and divine favour. This indeed is worthy of commendation,” Semiu Okanlawon media aide to the governor said in a statement.

The governor also threatened contractors handling various school projects to speed up work to meet the date of completion or be ready for a revocation of their contracts.

Aregbesola charged the contractors to keep the contractual agreement with the state government by using the recommended materials for the school building project, noting that government would not shift ground on the set requirement for the projects.

Meanwhile, the Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that the Osun state governor is still withholding the bail out funds released to the state by the federal government.

PDP’s spokesman in the state, Prince Diran Odeyemi, said in a statement that the payment of salaries in parts by the state government was a further confirmation that the money had been fixed in a bank.