The Civil Societies’ Coalition for Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO) has expressed mixed feelings with the recent bail-out by the Federal Government to the states, saying it is worried that the funds could be squandered by Osun State Government except there is proper monitoring of the money by the state indigenes.
The group therefore demanded that the exact amount of the bailout funds received by the state be made public immediately by the governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
CSCEO stated this in a communiqué released by its Directorate of Media and Strategy after its meeting in Osogbo on Monday, to review the activities that took place during the Osun Emancipation rally which was held on Tuesday July, 7 in Osogbo, the state capital.
According to the communiqué signed by CSCEO Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Sulaiman, the group called on the state indigenes to be vigilant in monitoring the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola by preventing him from diverting the money released for payment of salaries and pensions to other uses.
“The coalition is worried that the said bail-out might be allegedly squandered the same manner Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola squandered the ecological funds, excess crude revenue, SURE-P, UBE funds, local governments allocation and over six hundred billion naira loan he collected from various sources with nothing tangible to show for it except uncompleted and dilapidated aerodrome, roads and school buildings and a collapsed economy resulting in extreme poverty, hunger, death and insecurity of lives and properties”.
While thanking the state indigenes for their tremendous support during the anti- Aregbesola’s rally, the group urged them to, “remain resolute in speaking and acting against every wicked policy and acts of the suppressive and despotic rule of the governor until he delivers on his mandate to the people which includes banishment of hunger and poverty, guaranteeing the people a decent living standard …Read More
Source:: New Mail