Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said that the reason the current administration is owing salaries and cannot pay pensioners was because a lot of the state’s money is being taken to Lagos.
Adeleke said this during an interview on Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today.’ on Monday night.
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) had on Sunday declared Adeleke winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Speaking, Adeleke said: “I said it before that paying salary is not an achievement; if people work, you must pay them. What you bring to the table to improve the economy, the IGR is what you can call achievements. When I was debating with Governor Oyetola, the outgoing governor, I said paying salary is not an achievement; have you improved the economy?
“What I will do is that I will work with pensioners, retirees, sit together with them and have a meeting. Okay, this is the money they are owing you and everything. Why they cannot pay you is that a lot of our money is going outside; what I mean is that a lot of our money is taken to Lagos or somewhere. So I will block those leakages.”
The governor-elect, who was visibly emotional, added that his elder brother, Sen Isiaka Adeleke, died in the course of freeing the people of Osun State from slavery.