Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu yesterday debunked the rumour making the rounds in the state that the workers will forgo the payment of two of the salary arrears owed them by the immediate -past administration , saying plans are afoot to offset N34 billion salary arrears.
The governor in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Segun Ajiboye, described the rumour as “deliberate falsehood and idle talks “, saying he has consistently vowed to do everything possible to offset the salary arrears owed workers in the state.
According to the statement, the governor has also matched words with action to make the welfare of workers in the state his priority by ensuring that the workers have been paid their salaries since he assumed office.
His words, “I want to state here that there is no truth in rumour making the rounds that the administration is asking workers in the state to forgo two months of the salary arrears owed them. The talk is nothing but a pack of lies and a mere imagination of the people behind its spread.
“I would love to reiterate my commitment to make the welfare of the workers the priority of this administration. They are goose that laid the Golden Egg and I appreciate their efforts and commitment to develop Ondo State and take it to the next level.”
While thanking the people of the state for their support, the governor maintained that his administration remains determined to implement its cardinal programmes as outlined in his campaign promises.
Meantime, Governor Akeredolu has said that revenue inflows accruing to the state must geometrically increase in order for the government to be able to deliver promptly on all projections set by the administration.