Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, says the state government is owing salaries and cannot pay pensioners because so much of Osun State’s money is taken to Lagos.
Adeleke made this allegation while speaking on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today.
On Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Adeleke the governor-elect of Osun State after scoring the majority of votes cast in the governorship election in the state.
But speaking on the challenges confronting the state, Adeleke said, “I said it before that paying salary is not an achievement; if people work, you must pay them. What you bring to the table to improve the economy, the IGR is what you can call achievements. When I was debating with Governor Oyetola, the outgoing governor, I said paying salary is not an achievement; have you improved the economy?
“What I will do is that I will work with pensioners, retirees; sit together with them and have a meeting. Okay this is the money they are owing you and everything. Why they cannot pay you is that a lot of our money is going outside; what I mean is that a lot of our money is taken to Lagos or somewhere. So I will block those leakages.”
Adeleke who betrayed emotions added that his eldest brother, Isiaka Adeleke, died in his attempt to free the people of Osun State from slavery.