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…vows to complete all ongoing projects
Toheeb Osoba and Kafilat Taiwo
The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has promised to pay all outstanding deductions of workers, and other allowances by tomorrow (May 2).
He said that the total of t 10.8 billion will be released to clear all the payment of the outstanding deductions and other allowances to the civil servants.
The governor disclosed this while delivering his speech at this year workers day celebration at the M K O. Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Amosun who had earlier promised not to leave any debt for his successor has promised to clear all outstanding deductions of workers before leaving office on May 29.
“All Ogun workers will begin to receive April salary payment by tomorrow which will be fully paid in net and not gross, including outstanding deductions by tomorrow but payment of leave bonuses will commence by next week.
“During my last meeting with the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Com. Ayuba Wabba, I promised that I won’t own any deductions at the end of my tenure in office”.
However, he vows to accomplish all ongoing projects before he vacates office in mission to promote the image of the state.
He said, “Our administration will not abandon any of our ongoing project especially those that concerned with the welfare, and the development of the state.”
He also noted that the gratuity backlog within the period stipulated by law covering the time he is in office will be paid saying that letters for 2016 and 2017 promotion of workers have been released while the list of about 1000 newly employed workers who passed through the rigours of ASCON exams has also been released.
According to him, by the time all the outstanding payments would have been paid by tomorrow, I would not be owing any workers check off dues, salary deductions, leave bonuses and all forms of allowances as earlier promised.
He, therefore, thanked the Ogun state workers for their cooperation and commitment over the years.
”I want to thank you all for your commitment, cooperation over the years, I want to advise you all not to bring politics into the civil service”
He explained that his administration cleverly withheld back workers deductions so that it would be able to meet its monthly obligations to pensioners.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has reiterated his commitment towards ensuring the utmost welfare of Ogun State workers.
The Spokesperson to Dapo Abiodun, Remmy Hazzan, disclosed this in a statement issued by him on Wednesday.
According to the statement, I want to reassure the Ogun Workers on my promises and that am committed to the pact signed with labour during the campaigns.
The statement reads, in part: “I write to convey my warm felicitations and best wishes to all workers and members of the Labour movement in Ogun state on the occasion of this year’s Workers Day celebrations. I am particularly happy that this year signals a positive turn around for our persevering workers as my government, starting by May 29, 2019, is poised to put workers’ welfare as a cardinal focus of our administration.
“Let me seize this opportunity to reiterate my belief that the civil service, the engine upon which government runs, will not be taken for granted. Under my watch, I shall ensure that all cadres of workers get the best attention they deserve”.