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Bailout loan not diverted — Osun Govt

By Gbenga Olarinoye

Osogbo—The Osun State Government, yesterday said the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, ICPC, did not indict it over the application of the N34.988 billion bailout funds it got last year.

The state government, in a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon, said the fact that the ICPC claimed it was investigating claims that workers in the state received their last salaries in July 2015 was enough for workers in Osun and those who have been monitoring developments in the state to conclude that the allegation could not have been true.

The statement reads: “This is because after the payment of seven months backlog of salaries last year, the government had proceeded to pay salaries on the agreed terms with workers. And this is why Osun has been able to pay its workers till January this year.

“There is no case of diversion of bailout loan as far as Osun is concerned.”


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