Osun Lawmakers Now Sweep Assembly Complex as Workers Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

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Lanre Ogunlefe, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said that Osun lawmakers now sweep the state assembly complex by themselves as workers refused to come to work due to nonpayment of salaries.

Ogunlefe made the disclosure during a telephone interview with Channels Television on a programme titled Sunrise Daily while reacting to the petition written by Justice Folahanmi Oloyede against Governor Rauf Aregbesola which was dismissed by the Osun legislature.

He said, ”The House of Assembly consists of APC and PDP members. Only APC members constituted the ad hoc committee which investigated the matter. And in a House that has both the APC and the PDP, you would expect that some PDP members would be part of the committee.

”They did not even want to grant us a hearing. They said the governor had responded and I said can we have a copy of the response but they refused give it to us. They said we should provide evidence. The evidence is there. Projects are abandoned. Hospitals are closed. A very young boy of about seven was brought to the hospital and his arm was about to be amputated because he could not get anti-tetanus injection.

”And when we got to the House, the Majority Leader was sweeping the floor of the House and trying to make the House conducive for the meeting. There were no workers there and I said how can a Majority Leader be sweeping the floor? Then a policeman said, ‘You know that workers are on strike.”.

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