Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved the payment of severance gratuity for members of the sixth and seventh assembly of the Osun State House of Assembly.
In a statement by its Director of Information and Public Relations, Laide Lawal, the Assembly in Osogbo on Saturday announced that the clerk, Akinwale Amusan, had already disbursed the severance package worth approximately N160 million to the 52 beneficiaries.
Reacting to this development, Speaker Adewale Egbedun, praised Adeleke's unprecedented gesture and thanked him for his generosity in providing the severance package for the lawmakers.
Egbedun remarked, "The Clerk to the Osun State House of Assembly, Akinwale Amusan, has since disbursed the severance gratuities, which is about N160 million, to all the beneficiaries, numbering 52 former honorable members. The action of the governor depicts a true leader and genuine statesmanship."