The All Progressives Congress APC in Osun state has appealed to the people of the state to persevere and show understanding in the face of the financial adversity, which is the state is currently in, ahead of the Holy month of Ramadan.
According to a statement issued by APC’s director of publicity, research and strategy, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, Nigeria is going through a financial tragedy which was avoidable. It has, however, befallen the country owing to human selfishness and gross mismanagement of the country’s financial resources.
“In times like this, when we face a collective challenge approaching the Ramadan our faith must not waver, our restraint must not snap and our perseverance should hold firm so that we can triumph over this tragedy within the fasting period.
“We give assurances to government workers and the people who depend on government that this crisis of non-payment of salaries and other entitlements will very soon be resolved.
“These cynical people, are empty and incapable of even suggesting a solution; but are out there only to sow discord and pry on others’ misfortune to gloat in mockery.
“But as Ramadan approaches, our spiritual self-restraint should take control of our emotional and financial strains; and Osun should demonstrate that their religious faith is solid and capable of withstanding what we are going through.
“It is only through this unflinching demonstration of active faith that Allah will grant us relief and victory over our problems,” the party said.
The party said Governor Rauf Aregbesola was working round the clock to ensure the issue of non-payment of salaries is resolved as soon as possible.