By Olufemi Ajasa
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on Monday, promised to champion a way out of the state’s inability to pay salaries owed workers in the state for months.
He made the statement while addressing the public on issues and challenges facing Osun state at #MondayTango, a social media hangout organized by a non-governmental body, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA Resource Centre.
It’s been a tough few days. We were at the height of concluding efforts for the first set of arrears payment last Monday. #MondayTango
— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) July 6, 2015
However, Aregbesola disagreed with critics who believed the state’s insolvency was as a result of social or physical infrastructure projects embarked upon by his administration.
“The unforeseen crash in revenue of 2013 and 2014 was what led to the situation. These challenges weren’t caused by our social or physical infrastructure project. Osun needs these, if its ever to be independent.