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The Government of Osun state on Monday said the invitations to fake petitioners and paid agents of destabilization will put an end to frivolous petitions in Nigeria, citing Friday’s invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun over its petition alleging diversion of funds belonging to the Local Governments in the state by Governor Rauf Aregbesola,
The Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, said in a statement signed by its Director, Semiu Okanlawon, that the self-appointed civil society group is a group that had been making bogus claims against Governor Aregbesola and his government without producing evidence to substantiate any of the allegations.
He said this was the group that accused Governor Aregbesola of embezzling the N34.988bn bailout loan obtained last year as part of the Federal Government’s intervention to assist states meet their salary obligations.
The same group had accused Governor Aregbesola of borrowing over N750 billion, which, according to it, has not impacted on the socio-economic lives of the people of Osun.
The government had also been accused of planning a mass sack of civil servants in the state especially in the wake of the challenges to meet salary obligations by the state.
“It is instructive that none of these allegations and others from this same group has been proved to be true,” the Bureau stated.
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