Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor of the State of Osun has said that ‘Poverty is our Nation’s greatest security challenge’.
The governor made the statement on Monday during a session on #MondayTango through his social media handle – @raufaregbesola – noting that the only solution to poverty is the welfare of the people.
He said that the state is streamlining obligations and ramping up revenue and investments, confirming that the state currently owes State workers 6 months salaries and 4 Month to Local Government Workers and Primary School Teachers.
“We take responsibility and are working our way out of this unfortunate quagmire. At the core of this is the National problem of Big Government. These challenges weren’t caused by our social or physical infrastructure project. Osun needs these, if its ever to be independent.
“The unforeseen crash in revenue of 2013 and 2014 led to the situation. The size of government should reduce. A situation where wages take at least 70% of revenue is worrisome.” Ogbeni Aregbesola said.
- Below are live tweets from his handle:
It’s been a tough few days. We were at the height of concluding efforts for the first set of arrears payment last Monday. #MondayTango
— Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) July 6, 2015