The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Sunday, disclosed that he was unable to secure jobs for his relations in a recruitment exercise in the state because his relations were unqualified for the job.
Answering questions at an event to mark Democracy Day at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the Governor admitted that he has failed to deliver his campaign promises to the people of Ogun state.
Amosun noted that allocation to the state has dropped following the fall in the price of crude oil in the international market.
“All these challenges are surmountable, but I must state that we are in Nigeria and the state does not exist in isolation.”
“The allocation to states from the Federal Government has dropped significantly. In the past few months, the state did not get allocation up to a billion naira. And the wage bill every month is about N9bn.”
“As a government, we will continue to look for ways to ensure we pay the workers and give the dividends of democracy to our people. Though we are not yet where we should be, we will not relent.”
Amosun further stated that he had held consultations with security agencies in the state to discuss the killing of six indigenes of the state by stray bullets during a clash between smugglers and Nigeria Customs Service at Oke Odan two months ago.
While denying that he was running a nepotistic government, Amosun noted that he stopped the latest job recruitment in the state because it was compromised by top officials.