Osun state government has debunked insinuations making the rounds that the state has received another concessionary fund popularly called bailout fund from the Federal Government.
Governor Aregbesola made this known while speaking at the Year 2016 Christmas Carol jointly organised by the state government and Osun State Christian Association of Nigeria (OSCAN).
Dispelling the rumour which has generated mixed reactions from different quarters in the state, the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titilayo Laoye Tomori, who represented her boss, said that the government only received part of the refunds from the Paris/London Club loans deductions through the Federal Government.
Aregbesola maintained that the government has been fair to workers in the state despite the harsh economic condition rocking the nation.
He reassured the people of the state of his administration’s unrelenting efforts to continuously ensure religious tolerance, harmony and balance as well as peaceful cohabitation among residents in the state.
According to him, the peace experienced in the state was due to the state government’s high level of cordiality with faithfuls of different religions.
The Governor charged indigenes and residents in the state to continue to see beyond religious differences and live together in peace and harmony.
He therefore expressed happiness at the interdenominational Christmas Carol, saying that the coming together showed that various denominations in the christian circle are one and in peace. Choirs from different churches rendered songs at the service.
Also speaking at the carol that saw various churches gathered at the Osogbo City Stadium, the state capital, OSCAN Chairman, Very Rev. Michael Okodua said the carol was organised to mark the coming of Jesus Christ into the world through the celebration of Christmas.
The cleric charged Christians to always be wary of the second coming of Jesus, their saviour, asking them to be prayerful and also avoid sinful occasions.