The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State has urged the outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to pay interests on the deductions from the backlog of workers salaries, allowances and deductions which he is “reportedly paying”.
In a press statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday and signed by APC’s Caretaker Committee’s Publicity Secretary, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye, the Party said Governor Amosun has done “nothing special to Ogun workers, if truly he is repaying the illegal deductions”.
The statement reads, “Amosun should bury his head in shame. He has not done any special favour to 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.”
He stated that If Amosun had given these funds to the owners as at when due, instead of trading with them, many lost lives would have been saved, many families would not have been broken and many who developed high blood pleasure and related diseases would have been saved from such ailments.
“Amosun should not forget to pay the outstanding salaries of tertiary institutions and local government deductions”, the statement concluded.