By Mumini AbdulKareem
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has reportedly approved the payment of N1,170, 000 (one million, one hundred and seventy thousand naira) as severance allowance for the sacked commissioners in the state, National Pilot reliably gathered last night.
The money which was gathered to have hit the various accounts of the affected former appointees on Thursday last week was disbursed through Access Bank.
However, some of the beneficiaries that have already received the alert of the payment were said to be very embittered and expressed strong disappointment over the payment.
This development is coming on the heels of preparation for the formation of the next cabinet by the Governor in the state.
According to a source who confided in National Pilot on the issue, most of the former commissioners were grossly embittered over what they described as a paltry severance package despite all their struggles and sacrifices for the APC government.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has paid the commissioners who were recently sacked their severance allowance.
“Each of the beneficiaries received N1,170,000 paid through Access bank and some of them got their alerts before weekend last week. However, the action of the Governor was a great disappointment to many of the former appointees who had expected something far higher as their severance package as former commissioners in the state”, the source added.
Efforts to get the reaction of the government proved abortive before this paper went to bed last night as calls put across to the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye were not answered.
But one of the affected ex-appointees and former Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaki during a telephone chat with this medium last night neither confirmed nor deny the development.
Asked whether they have received their severance allowance, Dr Rasaki only said “Sorry, the network is bad where I am now, I am not in Ilorin but in Niger State in the Northern part of the country as I am talking to you now.
When pressed further on the issue, the former commissioner cut the call.
By Mumini AbdulKareem