The immediate out gone governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel has been alleged to have left no kobo in the state’s treasury as at the time of leaving office. Rather, the past governor was said to have incurred huge debt.
This was made known by the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, on Wednesday when he received members of the state Council of Hausa Communities in Abeokuta. He said the Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led administration inherited an empty treasury from its predecessor, pointing out that the Amosun led administration took over from the former governor with nothing.
In a statement issued by the Ogun State SSG, through his press secretary Kunle Sokunbi, Governor Amosun’s prudence and resourcefulness had managed to bring the state back on its feet. Adeoluwa said, “We met a state that salaries and subventions were owed. We met a state where pensions were owed for 32 months. Before they left, minimum wage was not paid. We inherited empty treasury. Even by their own admission, they said they left N50bn debt but we later discovered that the state was indebted to the tune of about N97bn.”
Meanwhile, the former is still under the scrutiny of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after previous attempts by the commission to throw him in jail have failed with their case being thrown out of court.