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N18.3 billion loan was obtained on behalf of Osun people, not me – Oyinlola

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A former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has said that one of many accomplishments of his administration within the state is the settlement of the Ife-Modakeke communal conflict and the lasting peace being loved by each cities up to now.

Talking on a radio present affairs programme in Osogbo on Wednesday, Oyinlola additionally disclosed that one other accomplishment was the institution of the Osun State College (UNIOSUN).

He revealed that UNIOSUN was conceived as a six campus college to permit for various particular person universities sooner or later which is able to each serve to develop schooling within the state and the neighborhood by which it’s situated.

Whereas noting the challenges which confronted his administration between 2003 and 2010, Oyinlola submitted that he had engaged in financial re-engineering to maintain the state afloat.

On his assumption of workplace, he disclosed, there was a dispute ensuing from the sacking of some civil servants by the Chief Bisi Akande administration.

He defined that every one of them had been reabsorbed, including that as a authorities of the folks, his administration didn’t try to downsize the state workforce due to the ripple impact it’s going to have.

In his phrases, “It took planning and monetary engineering to handle Osun economically.”

On the N18.3 billion mortgage, the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) chieftain defined it was obtained on behalf of the Osun folks to hold out infrastructural initiatives.

Oyinlola revealed that the Osun State Home of Meeting had suggested {that a} mortgage must be obtained to finance and fund initiatives within the 2010 finances.

“The Osun State Home of Meeting authorized the mortgage. The mortgage was not taken by Oyinlola however it was the folks of Osun that took the mortgage,” he mentioned.

He additionally added that UNIOSUN value the state lower than N4 billion to execute.

Whereas agreeing that the state could not have achieved the goals of its founding fathers, he famous that there was nonetheless motive to thank God as a result of Osun continues to be working regardless of restricted sources militating in opposition to its growth.

As to his relationship with the normal establishments within the state, Prince Oyinlola maintained that he by no means had points with any conventional ruler being a product of the establishment.

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