The Ondo state government has restated its determination to offset all salary arrears of the state civil servants before the end of 2022.
The State Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele stated this in Ikare Akoko when he was conferred with the ‘Astute Administrator of the Century’ at the year 2022 Ikare-Akoko Day held at the weekend in Ikare-Akoko, Headquaters of Akoko North East Local Government area of the state.
He said that the Akeredolu-led administration was poised to deliver on all its promises as the governor is widely known for keeping his promises which have earned his alias ‘Mr Talk and Do’
While reassuring the gathering that Akeredolu was committed to completing all ongoing projects in Akoko and other areas in the state, the Head of Service assured that all outstanding salary arrears of public servants would be cleared before the end of the year.
His words: “I want to thank all of you for this great and singular honour of seeing me as worthy of being given this award today as a worthy son of Ikare.”
“And I will want to assure you that by God’s grace, we will continue to work on the development of this noble town,” he said.
“Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu is very committed not just to promise but to fulfilling what he promised.
“As the Head of the Public Service of Ondo State, one glorious thing that I have as news for all public servants is that by the end of this year, Ondo State will no longer be on the list of States that are owing salary.’ Pastor Ogundele further added.
In a remark, the Chairman of the Ikare Day 2022 Planning Committee, Pastor Festus Olusegun, appealed to the government to expedite actions on the Awara dam project to ease access to potable water by the people as well as reposition the Alpha 3D factory to create more jobs for the teeming youths.