Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has approved the payment of another batch of half salary debt alongside the state workers’ July salary.
This according to a statement by Governor’s Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed is in line with his pledge to pay up salary debt in the state public service.
The fresh payment makes it the third time the Governor will pay the half salary debt in line with the template issued early this year to pay the debt on a quarterly basis.
The administration has paid that of the first and second quarters while workers will receive the third quarter payment alongside their July salary.
Governor Adeleke had during the electioneering campaign promised to pay the salary debt on installments basis which his administration inherited about 26 billion naira in half salary debt and about 50 billion naira in pension related debt from the previous government.
Commenting on the approval, the Governor restated his commitment to the faithful implementation of the template for the payment of the inherited salary debt, adding that the template is a consensus among all stakeholders on how to exit the half salary rope.