Economy

We’ve paid 9bn outstanding loans and deductions – Gov. Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun says his administration has paid nine billion naira out of over fourteen billion naira outstanding loans and deductions from workers’ salary.

Governor Abiodun who made this known while speaking at this year’s International Workers’ Day held at MKO Abiola Stadium Abeokuta, said payment of the outstanding balance would be accelerated.

Governor Abiodun also promised workers in the state that issue surrounding Contributing Pension Scheme Law and leave allowance would soon be addressed.

While pointing out that his administration would continue to provide conducive environment for workers for effective service delivery, Governor Abiodun, also said that his government had so far released 2.5 billion naira to off offset pensions.

The Ogun State Head of Service, Dr Nofiu Aigoro in a remark advised the workforce in the state to reciprocate the good intention of the state government by living up to expectations.

The Chairman of the State Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Isa Olude called on the government to appreciate the efforts of the workers and called for prompt payment of all workers’ entitlements.

Also speaking with Radio Nigeria, the State Chairman, Radio Television and Theatre and Art Workers’ Union, RATTAWU, Comrade Idowu Rotimi said Nigerian workers would continue to contribute their quota for the overall development of the country.

Bolanle Adesida

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