The representative of Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mrs. Ayo Omidiran, has said that the Osun State government will pay its workers all outstanding salaries this month.
Speaking in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Monday, Omidiran gave the assurance that all civil servants in the employ of the state government would receive their salaries before the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Omidiran, whose group, Osun State Legislative Forum, had called on Osun workers to be patient with the state government over the unpaid salaries, said the salaries would be paid after the ongoing staff audit in the civil service had been conducted.
She said, “We, the Osun State Legislative Forum, have the fullest assurance from Governor Rauf Aregbesola that our workers will be paid all their salary arrears this month. The money is ready. It is only the ongoing staff audit that is delaying the payment.
“The staff evaluation has even made the government to weed ghost workers out of the system. Our people should know that this government will never forsake them.
We are soon going to put this salary issue behind us and together, we’ll march on to continue to develop Osun.
“No government in the history of the state has developed Osun as the Rauf Aregbesola administration has done.”
Various categories of workers are being owed salary arrears ranging from seven, five and four months.