Outgoing governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun may still have a battle left to fight before he hands over the baton to Prince Dapo Abiodun on May 29, 2019.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state accuses the governor of fixing workers’ salary in a deposit account for personal interest, and still went ahead to deceive the workers that he was doing them a favour by paying the recently approved minimum wage on May 2.
Recall that in fulfilment of his workers’ day promise, Gov. Amosun started paying the new salary with deductions on May 2, but the APC insists Mr. Governor must also pay the interests which the delayed deductions have yielded over time.
According to the party’s state publicity secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, Amosun made billions of naira for himself from the fixed deposits he did with the workers salaries.
In a statement signed by Oladunjoye, the party said “Amosun should bury his head in shame. He has not done any special favour for the workers.
“He should have paid the workers with the interests on their money he used as fixed deposits with leading commercial banks for years, thereby reaping billions of naira in interest.
“Or where did Amosun suddenly get the money when there is no excess crude oil payment, Paris Club refund or bailout by the FG.” the APC wondered.
It added that rather than reaping from other people’s money, Amosun should pay the salaries with all profits made from the fixed deposit. “If Amosun has given these funds to the owners when due, instead of trading with them, many who lost their lives would have been saved; many families would not have been broken and many who developed high blood pressure and related diseases would have been saved from such ailments.” It said