Users discussing the status of payment of salary in the South West have lambasted former governor of Ondo State, Chief Olusegun Mimiko, with some calling for his arrest over the reckless manner in which he allegedly managed the state resources.
Former Governor Mimiko of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had on Friday, 24th February handed over to the newly elected governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, owing at least, eight (8) months salaries.
Though, the newly sworn-in governor had on Friday March 10th, 2017 ordered the payment of one month salary arrears to the suffering workers who endured 8 months of hardship under the former governor.
OsunDefender learnt that a human rights advocacy group, Human and Environment Development Agenda, HEDA had yesterday through its weekly twitter chat which hold son Mondays with the hashtag #MondayTango, started conversations around the status of salary payments in the South West. The group in a special report published on it website, revealed how Ondo State under Olusegun Mimiko amongst other states, earned billions of naira from the federal government in monthly allocations and bailout funds, but refused to pay workers their salaries and allowances.
You can read the full report here.
As at 12noon today when OsunDefender found the #SWSalary trend, the hashtag was trending at number 7 across Nigeria.
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A twitter user, with the name Nike, argued that former governor Olusegun Mimiko be immediately picked up and tried for the civil servants who died under him for non-payment of 8 salaries.
See other tweets trending on the hashtag below: