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Aregbesola: I Did Not Collect Salary for Eight Years

The outgoing governor of Osun State Rauf Aregbesola has revealed all through his 8 years as governor he did take any salaries.

Rauf Aregbesola said this during an interactive programmed tagged, “Ogbeni Till Day Break” held in Osogbo on Saturday.

According to him, the state was feeding, fueling his cars and providing him with accommodation and there was no need for him to be paid. Aregbesola added that he does not have any bank account where he keeps money in any part of the world.

”I have not collected salaries since I became the governor of the state.

“The state feeds me, fuels my car and provides me accommodation. With all these, I don’t need money.”

“I have no money and bank account anywhere.”

” I have no house except the one I built before I became the governor.

“Anyone can go out there to investigate if I have a bank account”, he said.

Governor Aregbesola will be handing over as governor on November 27 but he said he will be leaving on Monday 19th to enable the incoming governor to make the necessary renovations.

On whether he had any regrets, here is what he said;

“If you give me another four years to rule again, I will still do what I did before and I will not do anything differently”.

On his next political move;

”l had been in politics since my secondary school days. I have been an absentee husband for many years because of politics but for now, I want to be with my wife”, Aregbesola said.

Aregbesola said that he was happy that his social investment programs were able to transform the people and the infrastructure he built will be a reference point and endure for 50 years. He described his successor as a silent achiever who will do well for the State of Osun.

Credit: NAN

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