PDP Challenges Mimiko On Ondo Economy

PDP Challenges Mimiko On Ondo Economy

The Olusola Oke/Saka Lawal Campaign Organisation has berated Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko for the debt profile of the state.

In a statement on Wednesday the group, which is campaigning for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the October 20 election, Olusola Oke, said the people of the state were unhappy due to the poverty, frustration and inertia inflicted on them by the ruling Labour Party.

The statement said, “As we speak, the local governments in the state are financially broke. Employees in 90 per cent of the councils, after agitation and threats, have just been paid two month’s salary in arrears by the local councils on account of unavailability of fund.

“It is also alarming that the state government is finalising plans to enter into a N3b loan deal with a first generation bank to enable it to pay state and local government employees for September and October. This is apart from the N50b loan burden heaved on the people from the bond market.”

The group decried a lack of potable water tap in the state.

It said, “With over N600b revenue since 2009, it is not surprising why the people are asking the governor, in voices raised to the roof tops to point to one completed nor inaugurated road project and any established or facilitated large scale or cottage industry since 2009.

“Did Mimiko not promise 4,000 jobs within 100 days? Did he not boast of establishing a N5bn Ore Sunshine megacity plaza having 1,000 capacity trailer park, 200 shops 2,000 residential units, hotels, power plant etc?

“Did he not promise a N3bn tomato paste factory at Arigidi Akoko, a N13bn motor assembly plant at Bolorunduro, Ondo east, an N8bn Cement factory at Okeluse, an N1.8bn International conference centre among several others? Were billions of naira not released for all these? The people are asking Mimiko to point at any of these projects.”

The Olusola Oke/Saka Lawal Campaign Organisation has berated Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko for the debt profile of the state.

In a statement on Wednesday the group, which is campaigning for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the October 20 election, Olusola Oke, said the people of the state were unhappy due to the poverty, frustration and inertia inflicted on them by the ruling Labour Party.

The statement said, “As we speak, the local governments in the state are financially broke. Employees in 90 per cent of the councils, after agitation and threats, have just been paid two month’s salary in arrears by the local councils on account of unavailability of fund.

“It is also alarming that the state government is finalising plans to enter into a N3b loan deal with a first generation bank to enable it to pay state and local government employees for September and October. This is apart from the N50b loan burden heaved on the people from the bond market.”

The group decried a lack of potable water tap in the state.

It said, “With over N600b revenue since 2009, it is not surprising why the people are asking the governor, in voices raised to the roof tops to point to one completed nor inaugurated road project and any established or facilitated large scale or cottage industry since 2009.

“Did Mimiko not promise 4,000 jobs within 100 days? Did he not boast of establishing a N5bn Ore Sunshine megacity plaza having 1,000 capacity trailer park, 200 shops 2,000 residential units, hotels, power plant etc?

“Did he not promise a N3bn tomato paste factory at Arigidi Akoko, a N13bn motor assembly plant at Bolorunduro, Ondo east, an N8bn Cement factory at Okeluse, an N1.8bn International conference centre among several others? Were billions of naira not released for all these? The people are asking Mimiko to point at any of these projects.”

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