APC’s Blame Tactics Continues As Governor Rauf Aregbesola Seriously Blames PDP For His Own Inability To Pay Workers’ Salaries
Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Sunday blamed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the reason for his inability to pay full salaries of workers in the state.
Aregbesola was quoted to have said in a statement through the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Osogbo, Adelani Baderinwa, that the “economic downturn induced by brazen corruption, wanton theft of crude oil and mismanagement of the country’s resources by the last administration forced the state to what it was witnessing today.”
The governor according to the statement, stated this when the Federal Government team on digital switch-over visited him at the governor’s office at Oshogbo, the state capital.
He regretted his administration’s inability to fully perform its obligations to the citizenry.
“We are not happy paying modulated salary to our workers in the civil service and political appointees. We are compelled by financial reality.
“Contrary to the lies around, it is not all our workers that receive a half salary. Workers on levels 1-7, being the most vulnerable and the largest chunk of the workforce are being paid full salary.
“Workers on levels 8-10 receive 75 per cent of their salary, while levels 12 upward collect 50 per cent of their salary.
“The workers have shown maturity, support and understanding. We acknowledge and appreciate the sacrifices and support of the workers,” the governor said.
The governor further explained that his administration’s efforts to provide infrastructure and develop the state contributed to the financial burden on the state government.
In the latest round of blame game, President Muhammadu Buhari had in a recent statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, blamed the recall of wanted former chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, on the PDP.
“Over and over again, the President Buhari government has pointed out that the administration’s greatest problem is the mess left behind by the previous government. Maina is just one more example,” the Presidency had said.