Chief Judge Orders Aregbesola To Make Osun’s Debt Profile Public

The Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo has granted a mandamus order compelling the state Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, to provide full information about the debt profile of Osun state and the pay back plan in place.

This came following the move by a human rights lawyer, Mr Kanmi Ajibola, pursuant to Order 40, Rule 3 of the High Court. Ajibola asked the court to compel Aregbesola to provide the list of all capital projects being executed by his government since November 26, 2015.

The applicant also sought an order compelling the Governor to provide information about the financial cost of all the capital projects executed by Governor Aregbesola. He also asked the court to compel him to provide evidence of the lodgment of the deductions from the salaries of the Osun State Civil Servants, being their contributions to the Pension Scheme into the Retirement Savings Account.

Workers in Osun State have not been paid for months. They have also been receiving half salary since last year as the governor claim reduction in the state’s monthly allocation has caused it.