OSUN: Gov. Adeleke Reveals The HugeSum of Inherited Infrastructural Debt Left by Oyetola


OSUN: Gov. Adeleke Reveals The HugeSum of Inherited Infrastructural Debt Left by Oyetola


Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has revealed that he inherited over 80% of infrastructural deficits from the previous administration. This statement was made during an event organized by the Osun Development Association in Lagos on Sunday.

The event, themed “A Celebration of Founding Members, Inauguration of Council of Elders, Induction of New Members, and Thought Leadership,” saw Adeleke represented by Lai Orilowo, Group Managing Director of Odua Investment Company Limited. Adeleke emphasized his dedication to addressing these deficits, highlighting visible progress.

Governor Adeleke pointed out that most unfinished projects from his predecessor have now been completed. He also ended the practice of paying workers “half salary,” ensuring that both workers and pensioners receive timely payments.

“We are repaying the diverted contributory pensions to our senior citizens,” Adeleke said. “Our pensioners are now registered under a health insurance scheme funded by the state. We have reformed the public service, ensuring regular salary payments and clearing promotion arrears. In Osun, supporting public servants also strengthens the informal workforce.”

Adeleke stressed that the completion of inherited projects is part of his administration’s commitment to accelerating the state’s development. “We live and act on this commitment. I retained all contractors from the previous administration, demanding only that they fulfill their agreements with the state.”

Among the projects completed are the Ikirun-Osogbo dualisation, with plans to extend the road to the Kwara border, and the ongoing completion of the Osogbo Ring Road and the Osogbo-Iwo road.

Governor Adeleke noted that the focus on infrastructure is crucial for development, urging support from groups like the Osun Development Association to enhance the state’s digital economy, education, health, and agriculture sectors.

The event’s chairman, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, praised the association’s efforts in promoting the state’s development and encouraged members to leverage their expertise for further progress.

Dr. Segun Aina, chairman of the association, highlighted several initiatives aimed at fostering peace and development in Osun State. He also announced the inauguration of a 15-member council of elders to provide advisory support and innovative ideas for the association and the state’s advancement.


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