Ogun debt profile hits N103bn, Amosun reveals

OGUN State debt profile  as of Thursday April 12, 2018 stands at N103bn, according to the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

Also, the governor promised that he would pay the debt before his administration concludes its term.

He made this known on Thursday at the ‘2018 Conversation with State Governor’ programme organised by a civil society group in the state.

Amosun, while highlighting his successes and the ordeals of his administration in the last seven years, also expressed joy, saying the residents saw the projects monies were spent on.

Equally, he assured the workers that their outstanding cooperative deductions would be paid.

In his words, “as I speak today, Ogun State debt profile is about N103 billion but because our people are happy, it keeps me going.

“You can go around to Ijebu, Yewa and even Abeokuta, you will see that joy in our people even those that do not know what they are saying, everybody is happy and it gives me joy.

“It is written in the two Holy books that, one must not allow the sweat of a worker to dry before you pay him or her and by God’s grace, I will pay the debts.

“You can see what we have done all around Ogun State, in fact, I have always ensured that before the 31st of every month, salaries should be paid. The same thing for the pensioners. If you check my phone now, you will see text messages of  prayers being sent by pensioners.

“If you add the contributory pension scheme of both local government and state, it is about N1.30 billion which is not up to two months salary. So don’t worry, I will pay.

“The way I am trained as an accountant, the money made to be used for building must not be spent on feeding and vice versa. We would pay”.

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In a related development, the governor hinted further that the Federal Executive Council has approved the re -construction of the  Lagos- Abeokuta Expressway which was in a deplorable condition.

“I have been on the neck of the Minister of  Power, Works and Housing, Barrister Babatunde Fashola, but to God be the glory, yesterday at the FEC meeting the road has been assented to be constructed”, Amosun added.

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