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Gov Adeleke Pays Half Of Accumulated Salary Debt To Workers

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Governor Ademola Adeleke has ordered the payment of another batch of half salary debt alongside the state workers’ July salary.
A statement today, July 29 by the governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, said that the fresh payment is the third time the Governor will pay the half salary debt in line with the template issued early this year to pay the debt on a quarterly basis.
The statement said that the administration has paid that of the first and second quarters while workers will receive the third quarter payment alongside their July salary.
It said that Governor Adeleke had, during the electioneering campaign, promised to pay the salary debt on installments basis.
The statement said that Governor Adeleke inherited about 26 billion naira in half salary debt and about 50 billion naira in pension related debt from the previous government.
The Governor was quoted as restating his commitment to the faithful implementation of the template for the payment of the inherited salary debt.
According to him, the template is a consensus among all stakeholders on how to exit the half salary rope.
“I want to assure Osun workers that the payment is progressing as scheduled. Despite the tight fiscal situation, we are prioritising workers welfare by paying the inherited debt on installment basis.
“As a government of the people, by the people and for the people, we will remain focussed on human development even as we work to upgrade our infrastructure and develop our local economy.”

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