Ondo State not owing staff wage

Ondo State not owing staff wage


Our consideration has been drawn to an interview on The Morning Temporary on Channels Tv, Thursday morning, by Mr. Tope Fasua, an aide within the workplace of the Vice President, by which he erroneously claimed that Ondo State Authorities owes its workforce six months’ wage arrears.

It’s unlucky {that a} Presidential aide whose duties centre on financial affairs would go on nationwide TV to reel out unverified data. It’s extra disturbing that Mr. Fasua, who’s from Ondo State, couldn’t attain out to any official of the State Authorities to get the details and figures he wanted for such an interview.

Though Mr. Fasua has since admitted his error and apologised, it’s crucial to make this clarification for members of the general public who could have been misled by these false claims.

The federal government of Ondo State IS NOT OWING ANY wage arrears to staff. The January 2024 wage was paid to staff, on time.

The Ondo State Authorities has not solely paid staff’ wage updated, it has additionally been paying wage awards of N35, 000 month-to-month to all classes of staff and N10,000 wage awards to retirees as a part of its measures to mitigate the consequences of gas subsidy elimination.

The false declare of Mr. Fasua was the state of affairs of the State when the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu took cost in 2017, assembly seven months’ arrears of unpaid salaries. That administration paid six out of the seven months.

Inside one month in workplace, Governor Fortunate Orimisan Ayedatiwa paid the excellent one month (January 2017). Not solely that, the Governor additionally paid N1.2b arrears as a part of the gratuity owed to retirees.

Members of the general public ought to subsequently observe that the federal government of Ondo State is just not owing staff and Governor Aiyedatiwa exhibits dedication to the welfare of staff and retirees within the State.

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
February 8, 2024.

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