Osun State Government Debunks Stopping Payment of Allocation to Local Government Accounts

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Osun State Government Debunks Stopping Payment of Allocation to Local Government Accounts
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The government of Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state has debunked rumours that the state government has stopped direct payment of monthly allocations to the accounts of local governments in the state.

This was disclosed by Prince Adebayo Adeleke, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in a statement.

He said reports of the state asking banks to cease direct payment to Local Governments Councils in the state are baseless and reiterated Osun government’s commitment to Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) guidelines and regulations.

According to Adeleke, “To set the record straight, the mandate for the payment of salary, which consists of statutory and non-statutory ones had been presented to the bank for onward transfer to all necessary accounts since Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

“Since he was sworn into office, payment of salary has always been on the priority list of Governor Oyetola and he has paid full salaries since assuming office mostly between 25th and 29th of every month.

“At a time when some states are yet to pay May salaries and with a few already slashing salaries due to the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, Osun has paid its workers.

“For emphasis, the governor did not at any time instruct any bank to stop the payment to local government accounts or flout the NFIU rules and guidelines.”

Source: SaharaReporters

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