Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, has settled another set of half-salary debts owed to state staff.
The arrears were accrued by the administration of Rauf Aregbesola.
There was no attempt to offset salary debts during the Adegboyega Oyetola administration.
According to a statement issued by the governor’s spokeswoman, Olawale Rasheed, this is the fourth payment made by Adeleke’s administration.
The statement, which stated that Governor Adeleke had earlier approved a phased payment plan to handle the 30-month half-salary deficit, also highlighted a similar deal with pensioners to settle a hefty N75 billion in outstanding pension and gratuity.
The governor emphasized proactive efforts taken upon taking office, such as the Head of Service issuing a circular on phased payment under his order.
“I stated at several rallies last year that once elected, our administration would spring into action and initiate the payment process.”
“I acted when we took office, and the Head of Service issued a circular on phased payment on my instruction.”
“I want to reassure employees that we will follow the circular.” The implementation will continue unabated in tandem with other social programs for both active workers and retirees.
“I am committed to the implementation of the payment of palliative allowances recently approved by me for both workers and pensioners across the state, including local government workers,” Adeleke stated in a press release.