By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan
Oyo State Government has commenced the payment of two months outstanding salaries to its workers.
Making the disclosure was the Commissioner fo Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun at the Annual Lecture/Award of the ministry’s Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Oyo State.
The payment is expected to reduce the outstanding salaries to five months from August when the state government had hinged the challenges in the payment of salaries on economic recession.
Arulogun stated that the payment was to reduce workers hardship at yuletide, adding that the payment would be for June and July.
The stressed that government was constantly seeking ways, means and solutions to offset the outstanding salaries and ensure prompt payment subsequently.
“The present administration in the state under the leadership of Gov. Abiola Ajimobi is resolute in making life easier and meaningful for the workers and the citizenry. The government is very passionate about the welfare of workers and the people of the state in general.
“We are not comfortable with the situation of things in the state as well and we are already making efforts to clear the outstanding salaries of the workforce”, he said.