Ex-commissioner asks Oyetola to reveal Osun debt profile
A former Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning in Osun State, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, has asked Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to tell people of the state the total debts incurred during the administration of his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola.
A group, The Osun Masterminds, had recently asked Oyetola to demand from Aregbesola the debt profile of the state.
In a statement, yesterday, the former commissioner, who served in the administration of Aregbesola (now Minister of Interior), asked the group to direct all information relating to debt profile of the state to Oyetola, since the governor was the Chairman, Debt Management Board and supervised all debt issues under the administration of Aregbesola.
Bolorunduro asked Oyetola not to shy away from his responsibility of telling the people the loans that were taken and what they were used for. He said Oyetola was the government official who sat over all cases of approvals for allocation of funds for projects.
MEANWHILE, Osun State Government has raised the alarm over plots by some persons to discredit its achievements in the state by embarking on a campaign of calumny against the government and person of Oyetola.
A statement by Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, reads: “We are compelled to raise this alarm as an early warning sign of the clandestine schemes being put together by some unscrupulous elements to tarnish the image and reputation of the governor, government of Osun, and cause distractions.
“The public is hereby advised to ignore such stories whenever they are out, as they are nothing but outright lies aimed at creating confusion and misinforming unsuspecting public. Government remains committed to delivering on its campaign promises and nothing will make it abandon that responsibility.”