The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has told Governor Olusegun Mimiko to offset salary and pension arrears with the N6.8 billion collected from the Paris Club.
A statement by its Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, alleged that N6.8 billion was paid to the Ondo State government on November 30, by the Paris Club, to pay salary and pension arrears.
The statement reads: “We are also aware of plans by the governor to divert the N6.8 billion for the payment of contractors for some fictitious and incomplete projects
“Our advice to Mimiko is to pay the pensioners and workers with the N6.8 billion Paris Club funds accordingly.”
The party called on the pensioners and workers to be watchful of the “wicked” plot against them and rise up to the occasion, especially in this festive season.
It noted with displeasure that while workers could no longer meet their financial obligations due to the six months’ salary owed them, Mimiko was planning to divert the money into phony contracts with the aim of enriching himself and cronies.
But Commissioner for Information Kayode Akinmade described the statement as baseless and unfounded.
He urged the APC stakeholders to contact the Federal Ministry of Finance to verify their ‘frivolous’ allegation.