Outgoing governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola has shocked many by saying he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration.
Aregbesola during an interactive programme tagged ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break’ said since it was the state that was feeding him, fueling his cars and providing him with accommodation, there was no need for him to be paid. He said;
”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 bank account.”
Aregbesola, who will be handing over to the governor-elect, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on Nov. 27, said he would vacate the Government House by Monday , Nov. 19.
He said the decision to leave the Government House earlier, was to give his successor enough time to do necessary renovations.
He said he had no regrets being a governor.
“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”.