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The Special Assistants to Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the immediate past governor of Ogun state have appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to pay their outstanding severance allowances.
The Special Assistant in a letter dated 5th of August and addressed to Governor Abiodun appealed to him to offest the severance so as to encourage sacrificial service to the good people of the State by public office holders.
The letter was jointly signed by Soyombo Opeyemi, Olusola Balogun and Lanre Adeagbo.
In the letter, the Amosun’s aides commended the governor for his giant stride in bringing development to the state.
The aides noted that the governor has displayed rare gesture which confirm his human kindness.
The letter further reads, “we wish to place on record our appreciation of your giant strides since May 29, 2019.
“In particular, we note the construction of the all-important Abeokuta-Sagamu Interchange road, among other massive construction projects going on across the state.
“No one can ignore the fact that you not only retained the 2,000 workers employed by the previous administration but went ahead to pay them nine-month salaries, which pleasantly surpassed expectations of the citizens of Ogun State. The rare gesture confirms your human kindness.
“We, the undersigned, representatives of Special Assistants to the Governor who served Ogun State Government between the years 2015 and 2019, earnestly appeal to Your Excellency to pay our Severance Allowance.”
Thw Amosun’s aides further stressed that many of them resigned from their jobs so as to serve the state.
They added,” as the current helmsman, you would have taken cognisance of our plight during the four years of our faithful and selfless service. As we noted in our earlier letter on the subject matter, dated 6th June 2019, we humbly appeal to Your Excellency to kindly offset the severance in order to encourage sacrificial service to the good people of Ogun State by public office holders.
“Once more, we pray for divine health and God’s guidance, as we wish you a successful tenure.”