Osun state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed that since he assumed office in November 2010 he hasn’t received any salary.
Premium times quoted Aregbesola saying:
“When people complain about our financial state, I begin to wonder if they think I am spending people’s money.
“Some of you do not know that I have not received any salary since I became governor of Osun state, why will I take that of others”.
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The pay package prepared by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission for governors, shows that a state governor earns a monthly salary of N2.2 million.
Governors are also entitled to several other perks, including constituency allowance of N4.44 million, hardship allowance N1.11 million, leave allowance N222, 370.00, and newspaper allowance N333,555.75.
Aregbesola also said that “there is no free money any where”, adding that the economic crisis was not only affecting Osun but also other states.
For a while now, Osun state has been facing a deep financial crisis and has also been unable to pay salaries.