The Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday informed the huge crowd of workers in the state who gathered to celebrate the 2016 International Workers’ Day that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confirmed to the state through a letter that it never indicted the state on the disbursement of the bailout loan.
Aregbesola noted that contrary to insinuations by opposition group that his government diverted the bailout funds, the ICPC had written him to clarify that it has in no way indicted the state.
This was just as the governor announced the naming of a major road at the state capital, Orita Olaiya/Itan Olookan, as Workers Drive in recognition of what he described as the perseverance of the workers in the face of challenging financial situation.
He hinted that the ICPC boss stated that the essence of his letter was to clarify the report which was done last year to douse the unsubstantiated allegations of misapplication of the funds.
The media world was awash last two weeks ago over allegation of misapplication of the bailout loan by some states which obtained the loans.
The governor added that according to the letter written to him, ICPC has said there was no evidence indicating that the funds distributed as at then, had been applied to any other matter apart from salaries in the state.