The Osun State Supervisor of Finance, Mr. Bola Oyebamiji, has charged the pensioners in the state to disregard “false information” that the state government had received N6.3 billion last tranche of the Paris Club refund from the federal government.
He advised the pensioners, who last week protested non-payment of their pension areas, to crosscheck with other states on the Paris Club refund to be sure that no state of the federation had received such fund.
Oyebamiji, who insisted that no state has received the Paris Club refund from the FG not to talk of diverting it for other purposes, said Governor Oyetola is known for transparency and accountability.
In a statement by the Information Officer in the state’s Ministry of Finance, Mr. Kingsley Omoyeni, the supervisor said with or without the Paris Club refund, the Gboyega Oyetola administration is looking into their matter, assuring that their welfare and that of workers remain paramount to the governor.
He said: “There is no iota of truth in the rumour going around that Osun government has received N6.3 billion as the Paris Club refund, there has been nothing of such at all.
“I want the pensioners to crosscheck the information from their colleagues in other states. I can assure them that no state has received the fund. Our state cannot be different and therefore there is no way Osun among the states of the federation will be the only one to get such fund.
“The Oyetola administration attaches so much importance to the welfare of workers and pensioners in the state. The state government is always looking into their welfare and we are hoping that things will continue to get better.
Author: Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo