Paris Club Refund: Aregbesola demands apology from protesting pensioners

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[Osun]–Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola has demanded the 2011/2012 forum of pensioners who has been staging incessant protests over non payment of gratuities and pension to apologize to the people of Osun state.

The governor reacted to the protest held by pensioners who were threatening to make the state ungovernable for Aregbesola if he refuse to pay them through a statement by his spokesman, Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Mr Semiu Okanlawon on Wednesday.

Aregbesola said, “The attention of the Government of Osun has been drawn to another in the series of protests by a group of pensioners who have filed out again today Wednesday July 19, 2017 for reasons best known to them.

“It is interesting to note that about a month ago, this same set of pensioners accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of collecting and diverting the second tranche of Paris loan refund, which they claimed had been released to Osun State by the federal government.

“As they have come out today, they have a duty to actually apologise not only to Aregbesola’s government, but also to the good people of Osun State for misinforming, confusing and creating tension in the state through the false claim that the governor had received the second tranche of Paris loan refund about a month ago”.

“The money was paid into the account of the state government on Monday and we duly made the announcement yesterday, informing the public that Osun has got the second tranche of Paris loan refund,” he added.

However, the Osun State government on Tuesday had confirmed that it had received N6.314billion as the second tranche of Paris loan refund from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).




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