The rapid previous Governor of Ogun State, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun has fired again Governor Dapo Abiodun over claims that he left behind a sum of N106.9 billion as unpaid employees gratuities, depart bonuses, contributory pension and promotion arrears, DAILY POST experiences.
Amosun, in a press release signed by the previous Secretary to the Ogun State Authorities, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, on Friday, mentioned, since he left workplace, “we now have consciously avoided becoming a member of points with the successor regime.
This he mentioned, is regardless of the “misstatements of information in respect of applications and initiatives” of the earlier administration.
Nonetheless, Adeoluwa mentioned, “our aware choices to remain in our lane have been violated final week in the course of the well-publicized Ogun State employee’s strike.”
Based on him, the Abiodun administration had sponsored an advertorial within the newspaper on September 18, accusing the Amosun administration of owing employees as much as N106.9 billion earlier than leaving workplace.
Setting the document straight, the previous SSG mentioned: “the overall excellent Gratuity to the State employees stood at ₦7,635,425,007.44 on the finish of our administration on 29 Might 2019.”
For native authorities and SUBEB employees, it was said that “A complete sum of ₦22.9B was the excellent Gratuity” as towards the “₦32.5B printed. Leaving an overstated quantity of ₦9.6B.”
For depart bonus, Adeoluwa talked about that the legal responsibility was overstated by ₦1.6B; saying N9.6b was claimed as “towards the precise excellent legal responsibility of ₦7.6B.”
“We seen additionally that the quantity of ₦46.5 Billion printed because the excellent Contributory Pension liabilities was overstated by ₦5.1 Billion. As the overall liabilities stood at ₦41.four Billion (State – ₦20.03B, LG & SUBEB – ₦21.37B). Respectfully, we can’t, subsequently, be held accountable for the excellent money owed of ₦41.4B attributed to us,” he mentioned.
Talking additional, the authorized practitioner mentioned, “We want to place on document that we made full disclosure of our monetary standing and intentionally included that of SUBEB and LGAs.”
He mentioned the Gbenga Daniel administration solely declared liabilities of ₦49.23B, excluding excellent quantities owed to the opposite tiers of presidency (the Native Authorities).
He famous that with out attaining a monetary break-even level within the state IGR, the State will proceed to lag behind in improvement, stressing that the monetary break-even level for the State can be, if and when the State attains the IGR determine of at the least ₦12.5 Billion.
He recalled how the Amosun authorities elevated the “IGR from a paltry ₦700 million month-to-month that we met upon assumption in Might 2011, to about ₦7 billion” month-to-month in Might 2019.
“Let it’s famous that our Administration didn’t begin from ‘Floor Zero’ by way of excellent liabilities associated to Ogun State employees – Wage, Emoluments and Allowances. Slightly, with the assistance of God and the assist of the nice individuals of Ogun State, in addition to our Administration’s dedication and resolve to go away Ogun State higher than we met it, we’re proud to say that we now have been in a position to put our pricey State on auto-drive, notably within the space of improved IGR. The Ogun State we left behind might be likened to an Financial Volcano that’s already erupting.
“From the Monetary Outlook of the State, as contained within the Ogun State Growth Plan (2017-2030), we have been assured to foretell that by the 12 months 2022, the State’s IGR can be between ₦12 Billion to ₦14 Billion month-to-month, whereas an additional projected determine put it at ₦20 Billion monthly by the 12 months 2025. That is no rocket science, however an final result of a coordinated method and well-articulated plan laid out by our Administration.
“In gentle of this, it’s anticipated that any succeeding administration after us will proceed with the Ogun Customary mind-set out of the field in an effort to take our pricey State to the best pedestal, whose basis had already been laid by our Administration and the Contributions and Efforts of these GIANTS that got here earlier than us,” the assertion learn partially.
DAILY POST experiences that Adeoluwa appreciated the employees for calling off the strike, urging them to all the time take cognisance of the truth that the individuals of Ogun State will finally be the victims of such disagreement between Authorities and Labour.