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I do not favour family or friends — Amosun

By Daud Olatunji

ABEOKUTA—Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State yesterday, denied favouring family or friends in the running of his government, saying he could not provide job for his relations, who did not qualify.

Amosun said except through miracle, he could not satisfy all the yearnings of the people of the state due to paucity of fund.

The governor stated these yesterday while featuring at the state Civil Society conversation with governor organised by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights held in Abeokuta.

While fielding questions from  panellists on the perception of the public that his government is favouring his cronies and family members, Amosun said he has never intervened in the process of the employment in the state.

He said as governor of the state, he could not secure job for his nephew because the process did not take him.

He however, said he had to stop the latest process because it was compromised by the top officials in charge.

While responding to the state of schools in the state, Amosun said he has spent N20 billion on subvention for state-owned tertiary institutions.

The governor, while explaining the reasons why some projects he embarked on have stopped, said, he pays N9.1 billion every month while the federal allocation continue to dwindle as low as N700 million.

Chairman of CDHR, Comrade Yinka Folarin, who commended the state government on his giant stride advised the government to embark on rural development infrastructural projects.



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