By Funmi Adekoya
In fulfilment of his electoral promises, Governor Ademola Adeleke has again paid another half-salary debt, making four months of repayment since assuming office.
The Governor had earlier this year approved a memo for the phased payment of the 30 months’ half salaries debt inherited from the previous administration.
A similar agreement was reached with the pensioners for the payment of outstanding pension and gratuity of 75 billion naira.
In his remark on the payment of the fourth quarter half salary, Governor Adeleke restated his commitment to the agreement he had with workers to gradually pay the huge salary and pension arrears inherited from his predecessor.
The Governor said he would continue to pay the inherited staff debt as he promised during his campaign to become governor of the state, stressing that he promised to address the staff debt issue with all seriousness and political will.
He assured workers that we would stick to the circular while the implementation would continue unabated alongside other welfare packages for both active workers and retirees.
The Governor added that he was committed to the implementation of the payment of palliative allowances recently approved by him for both workers and pensioners across the State, including local government workers.