Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has announced the payment of two out of the seven months salary arrears owed to political office holders under the Olusegun Mimiko administration.
POLITICS NIGERIA understands that Olusegun Mimiko, the former governor of the state, had issues paying salaries and allowances till he left office in 2017.
Workers across all agencies were owed seven months’ salary arrears, including sundry allowances. At that time, Mr Mimiko blamed the situation on the paucity of funds.
However, Ojo Oyewamide, Senior Special Assistant to governor Akeredolu on Media and Publicity, who disclosed this in Akure, said his principal had always believed that ”a worker deserves his wages.”
“Today, two months of the seven months salary arrears owed political office holders by the immediate past administration were paid,” he said.
Mr Oyewamide said it is in line with the belief of Akeredolu that the worker deserves his wages.
“This is even as the governor’s commitment to the welfare of all workers in the public service remains unwavering.
“All other outstanding financial commitments of government shall be prioritised and met in line with available resources,” he said.