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Osun Debt Profile: “Oyetola Caused It For Himself” – Aregbesola – Pegars News

Rauf Aregbesola, a former governor of Osun, has criticized his successor Adegboyega Oyetola for the state’s alarming debt profile, which was revealed by Governor Ademola Adeleke.

Adeleke claimed Osun owed N407.32 billion, blaming the administration of Oyetola for incurring the debt.

But Oyetola denied the allegation, sustaining Aregbesola’s administration obtained the loans.

Osun House of Assembly on Friday introduced it will examine the debt profile by inviting finance businesses to search clarifications.

Aregbesola, in a press release by his media aide, Sola Fasure on Saturday argued that Oyetola brought on the drawback for himself as a result of he allegedly refused to cooperate with Adeleke for correct handing over.

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He burdened Osun Accountant-General ought to be in a greater place to give the true particulars of the indebtedness of the State, including that the deadlock was between Adeleke and Oyetola, and so he ought to not be in the image.

He defined that the two main loans he took had been liquidated whereas the different ones are lengthy-time period concessional amenities by the Federal Government with minimal month-to-month deductions.

Aregbesola mentioned: “I will suggest that you look at all the loans and get to the Accountant-General of the state at Abere. I think the AccountantGeneral or the Permanent Secretary (Finance) would have better information because it is the Accountant-General that raised a memo based on the query of the governor.

“The matter is between the Adeleke and Oyetola administrations because the Aregbesola debts have been liquidated. It was not Aregbesola that took the N18 billion loan that was taken after the election. Oyetola took some other loans, including salary support from the Federal Government.

“They caused the problem for themselves. If they had set up a transition committee and if they had cooperated well with the incoming governor after they had lost election, there would have been a smooth change of government.

“They would have compared notes and there would be no rancour. But he was busy sowing mines on the path of the incoming governor, creating problems for him, and spending money with reckless abandon. What did he do with N18 billion? Now the new government is fighting back. If the new government takes the matter up to the EFCC, there would be problems for the Oyetola administration.

“They should count Aregbesola out of their problems because out of the three loans he took, two have been liquidated. It is only the long-term debt that is remaining and only the Accountant-General can give us the status of the loan because it is no longer what it was because deductions are being made.”

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