The Special Adviser to the Governor on Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Bade Adeshina dropped this hint recently during a live programme at the State Broadcasting Corporation Service in Osogbo.
Mr. Adeshina used the opportunity to address the issue of the welfare of pensioners in the state. According to him, if the present administration can cater for the aged in the state through its programme called ‘Agba Osun’, Ogbeni Aregbesola’s Government cannot but do more to enhance the welfare and the interest of the senior citizens in the State of Osun.
The Special Adviser further stated that, the inconsistency and then shortfall in the Federal allocation is responsible for some financial challenges being faced by the Government. This situation is not peculiar to the State as some states are even contemplating on salary cuts of their workers.
He called for understanding from the pensioners, saying that, the present administration in the state cannot take with levity, issues that concern pensioners, especially when most of them have worked
He however, urged the people of the state to continue to support the present government in order to move the state to greater heights.
On the entourage of the Special Adviser were, the Permanent Secretary of Office of Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Segun Olorunsogo, the Director of Budget, Mr. Gbenga Fadele, and the Information Officer,Miss Adenike Adisa.