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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ondo Pensioners, workers to receive salaries today

Workers and pensioners in Ondo State will start smiling to bank as from today as the state government has finalised arrangements for the payment of arrears of salaries and pension The Hope can report authoritatively.
This latest development by the state government would ultimately douse tension over the payment of salaries and celebrations of Christmas and new year.
Investigations conducted by The Hope revealed that the civil servants and traders were expecting government decision over the payment of salaries in order galvanise business activities in the state
Akeredolu disclosed this during this year’s Pensioners’ Day Celebration in Akure yesterday, and explained that more than two months outstanding salaries would be settled by the government before the end of the month to enable workers and retirees have memorable Christmas and new year celebrations.
The governor who was represented by the state’s Head of Service, Pastor Adeniran Adeyemo, assured that he would use the bailout disbursed by the Federal Government to pay salaries and pensions.
Ondo State Governor , Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had earlier on Monday while inaugurating the new commissioners promised that workers would be happy during christmas and new year celebration
Inaugurating the new Cabinet members, the Governor charged them to show leadership in whatever offices they find themselves and shun acts which are at variance with the expectations of the people.
He congratulated them and reassured people that his government was determined to remain focused and resolute on the chosen path of overall development of the State.
With the inauguration of the new Cabinet members, the State now has 18 Commissioners and 11 Special Advisers.
He added that his second term would be devoted towards pursuing a totally repackaged programmed christened REDEEMED for the development of the state and the people.
The Governor explained that the people of the state expect quality service from the newly sworn-in members of the State Executive Council, adding that his administration would not hesitate to sanction, with speed, any aberrant attitudes which may likely portray it as reckless and insensitive.
Also, Chairman, Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Ondo State, Mr. Johnson Osunyemi, in his earlier address at the pension day celebration urged the state government to defray the backlog of unpaid pension and gratuities from 2011 for local government pensioners and 2013 for the state pensioners.
Also, Afenifere chieftain, Pa Seinde Arogbofa, who represented Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, at the event, said: “I know there are problems, but we appreciate the governor for providing security in the state. I want to appeal to the governor to do all within his power to make pensioners happy.”
Mrs. Bosede Daramola, a former NLC chairperson, expressed optimism that the state government would pay them, charging the state government to redesign the pension systems to allow them receive their pensions promptly.
The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), in the state, Comrade Sunday Adeleye assured the pensioners the Congress was working on ensuring salaries and pensions are paid as and when due through interface with government.
The Hope gathered that about three months salary and pension arrears would be paid by the state government before the end of this December in two tranches.

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