Gov. Amosun approves N20.2bn payment for workers’ salaries
Governor Ibikunle Amosun has approved N20.2 billion for the payment of 18 months’ outstanding deductions from workers’ salaries in Ogun State.
Amosun affirmed the statement during the 2019 Workers’ Day rally held at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta, on Wednesday.
The governor who expressed dissatisfaction at the manner the workers handled the issue attributing the delay in the payment to his administration’s commitment to infrastructure development among other commitments.
However, he gave assurance that the deductions would be cleared by Thursday.
“By tomorrow (Thursday), I would have paid all the outstanding deductions which you vilified me for,” Amosun was quoted by News Agency of Nigeria.
“So, on Thursday, the accounts of all our workers in Ogun State would be credited with their outstanding deductions.
“We must realise that in spite of all successes achieved in the last eight years of our administration, our dear Ogun State is still a work in progress.
”In whatever position we find ourselves, either as civil servants or as political office holders, we should realise that we hold such offices in trust and we need to join hands together to ensure that we bring development to our dear state.
“Let me assure you that our administration will not abandon any of our ongoing projects, especially those that have something to do with the development of the workforce.”