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Osun’s N407.32Bn Debt Profile: Rights group set to approach anti-graft bodies

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A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has said it will approach the anti-graft bodies of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for credible investigation into the alleged criminal mismanagement of Osun public funds that led to the huge debt being owed by the state.

The rights group explained that it’s targeting to retrieve all the Osun public funds in the purse of certain individuals in the state and beyond, noting that every kobo of Osun fund in the “last 10 years” should be accounted for by the immediate past Governments of Gboyega Oyetola and Rauf Aregbesola respectfully.

The group saluted Governor Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke for uncovering the sleaze concerning the finances of the state by exposing the can of worm in the financial sector of the state.

It also wants the former Director-General of Osun Debt Management Office (DMO), Mr. Tunde Adejumo, to be investigated for being an accomplice in putting debt of repayment for 28 years on the neck of the state without any tangible justification for the said loan.

It added that Adejumo and his co-travelers had mortgaged the future of the State with unfortunate and unnecessary debts, saying that the CHRSJ and its sister organization (Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) have been vindicated with the disclosure of the present financial status of the state by the new administration of Governor Adeleke.

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