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N2b Fuel Subsidy Palliative : Osun APC Accuses Adeleke Of Lacking Empathy

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It’s normal APC saying something, making themselves known that they are still alive – Adeleke

Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has queried Governor Ademola Adeleke why did he chose to keep the federal government N2 billion fuel subsidy removal palliative given to the State instead of using it to benefit the life of citizens of the state.

The opposition party in a statement signed by it state chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal on Tuesday, accused Governor Adeleke that keeping the N2 billion expected to be used to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal was because he lacks empathy.

Lawal in the statement said “If Adeleke does not lack empathy, there is no reason under the sun why he should still be keeping the Federal Government N2 billion fuel subsidy removal palliative since two months running when other states which are lucky to have caring governments have started to benefit from the largesse.

“Could it be that Adeleke and his cronies have squandered the N2 billion Federal Government fuel subsidy removal palliative or they are earnestly waiting to line their pockets with the accrued interest in the bank?

“It is saddening that when some states have been complementing the efforts of the Federal Government by providing their own palliatives for their people, Adeleke has chosen to hoard the one for the people of Osun State for the reasons which could only be known to him and his co-travellers.

“Governance of a state is neither for the lily-livered, weaklings nor an inexperienced human being with no verifiable work history.

Reacting to the N2 billion fuel subsidy palliative, Governor Adeleke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Oladele Bamiji said the state is expected to receive N5 billion from the federal government.

“As I speak, unless their is any latest development from the federal government, we only received N2 billion so far.

Responding to the accusation of Osun APC that he lacks empathy, Adeleke said “The state is expecting N5 billion and N2 billion came in and you want us to distribute N2 billion like that, even in Osogbo the state capital alone, if it is to be distributed money wise how much is going to reach household in Osogbo the state capital not to talk about other towns.

“It is normal that as opposition party which they have been reduced to by the people of Osun, they just have to say something, make themselves known that they are still alive that is the essence of what they are doing.

Adeleke who recalled that he has inaugurated a committee on palliatives said “this monetary aspect of it is also included in the distribution. This same committee will be involved at the right time perhaps when the full tranche of the money is received and the money will be utilized or disbursed in tandem with the perculiarity of our situation in Osun state.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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