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Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has vowed not exit as Governor of the State without paying all due salaries.
Governor Akeredolu said that he would not replicate the behaviour of his predecessor who handed over unpaid salaries of seven months
He however blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the financial downturn of the State, saying it badly affected and hindered regular payment of salaries.
The Governor stayed this while speaking at the Ondo State Health Summit at the International Culture and Event Centre (DOME) in Akure.
He said his administration has employed qualified personnel for the primary, secondary and tertiary health care facilities in addition to purchase of hospital equipment worth billions of naira from the United States.
“Again, we established Teaching Hospital Complexes in both Akure and Ondo city as well as established the Contributory Health Insurance Commission among other achievements that are well known to most of our health sector practitioners in the State,” he added.
According to him his administration is determined to sustain and continually improve on efforts at delivering effective and qualitative health care and social welfare services to the people.
The Governor stated that efforts are in top gear to continually employ qualified personnel for primary, secondary and tertiary health care facilities, stressing that shipments of several containers of hospital equipment worth billions of naira had been brought in to the state from the United States.
He assured of prompt attention to welfare of health workers.
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