1st December, 2022
The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has said his predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola left salary and pension-related debts, amounting to over N76 billion behind for his administration.
The government said this was discovered during briefing of officials of the new administration on the state’s financial status by Mrs Bimpe Ogunlumade, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance in Osun on Thursday.
A statement by Malam Olawale Rasheed, the Spokesperson of Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun, said the monumental debt in salaries, pensions and insurance commitments incurred by the administration of Mr Gboyega Oyetola, amounting to N76 billion.
“This revelation was made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs Bimpe Ogunlumade, while briefing officials of the new administration on the financial status of the state on Thursday.
“The disclosure was contrary to the claim by the former governor that he left N14 billion in cash for the new government, among other bogus claims that have now been found to be an outright falsehood.
“The breakdown of the salaries and pension-related liabilities as disclosed by the Permanent Secretary are as follows:
“Salary: N29,875,191,128.64; Pension Arrears: N45,375,237,693.40; Group Life Assurance Scheme: N554,644,028.97, Total: N75,805,072,851.01.
“The public is hereby advised that this is not the total debt left by the past administration as briefings on other sources of liabilities continue tomorrow.” he said. (NAN)