In fulfillmemt of the promise of the governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, to start the payment of workers’ salaries from the first month of his inauguration, civil servants in the state have received their salaries for the month of February.
Akeredolu, who inherited a backlog of seven-month salary arrears from the immediate past government, made a public declaration of his intention to make workers’ welfare a priority during the swearing-in of his administration on February 24, 2017, at the Akure township stadium.
The governor authorised the payment of the workers’ salaries, beginning from that of February, 2017.
Akeredolu, however, assured the workers of his administration’s plan to pay the arrears soon.
It will be recalled that a day after Akeredolu assumed office as governor, he set up a committee headed by the Accountant-General of the state, Mr Albert Olaolu Akindolie, to work out the modality for the payment of the workers’ salary arrears.
And, expectedly, smiles returned to the faces of the workers last Thursday when they received alerts on their telephones, indicating that their salaries had been paid.
With the payment of the workers’ salaries for the month of February, Governor Akeredolu has fulfilled one of the cardinal focus of his administration to ensure that the welfare of civil servants in the state receive government’s optimum attention.