By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola has approved the payment of 25per cent of the severance allowances of all the former political office holders in the various local governments, local Council Development Areas, and Areas Offices of the state.
The payment which is to the tune of N285.56 million is to be paid to all the past political functionaries in the various Councils with immediate effect.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Adebayo Adeleke made this known on behalf of the Governor at the Conference Hall of the ministry in Osogbo.
Addressing the Council Managers who are currently holding forth the affairs of the various Councils, LCDAs and Area offices, Adeleke commended the governor for fulfilling his promise to the beneficiaries.
The commissioner then charged the Council Managers who are currently directing the affairs of their respective local governments to continue to be diligent and dedicated to their duties.
The newly elected Chairman of the forum of Council Managers, Mr. Wale Adedapo in his remarks lauded the governor for his relentless efforts at turning the fortunes of the state despite the hard economic situations of the country.
Adedapo on behalf of his colleagues made a pledged to continue to live up to expectations in their various duty posts pending the period the new political heads will formally take over the affairs of the respective Councils.
It would be recalled that the state government had in February this year, formally disengaged all political office holders in the various local governments, Local Council Development Areas and Area Offices of their respective posts.