Minister’s PA Resigns, Threatens Legal Action Over N10 Million Unpaid Salaries

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Rasaq Olubodun, Personal Assistant to the Honourable Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has threatened to drag the Minister to court over unpaid 23 months salaries running into N10 million.

Olubodun, who hails from the same Saki town in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo State with the minister, has also resigned his appointment as Shittu’s Personal Assistant over the accumulated 23 months salaries.

One of the media aides to the Minister, Adetoyese Oladejo, confirmed Olubodun’s resignation to newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday, but added that it has nothing to do with unpaid salaries.

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It was gathered Olubodun, through his lawyer, had written a letter to Shittu demanding the payment of the salary arrears within seven days, or be ready to be dragged before the court.

He insisted that his salaries would have been paid alongside with that of the Minister, as stipulated in Shittu’s appointment letter when he was appointed in November 2015.

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Olubodun in the letter revealed that “the intervention of some elders from Saki did not yield any positive result as a meeting convened at the Minister’s house in Aerodrome Estate to reconcile ended in shouting match between me and the Minister.”

According to him, the matter would not have come to the public knowledge if all efforts to nip it in the bud had not proved abortive.

Shittu, a former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Oyo state, is nursing the ambition of contesting the 2019 governorship election in the State on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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A Source informed reporters in Ibadan yesterday that the Minister offered to pay the sum of N1million out of the outstanding N10 million to Olubodun, but the former Personal Assistant rejected the money insisting that he will only collect the full sum of N10 million.

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