Ogun state government has promised to clear the outstanding deductions from the salaries of workers on its payroll, including co-operative deductions, and other entitlements before the end of the year.
Six month out of the outstanding 11 months of co-operative deductions is to be settled with the second tranche of the London-Paris loan refund, which the state government is awaiting from the Presidency.
Also, the outstanding October 2016 salary will be paid next month.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun made this known while receiving the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) led by its president, Waheed Odusile, in his office, at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
He said that his administration will continue to prioritize the welfare of the state government’s workforce.
On the promised mobilization of contractors back to sites of the ongoing road projects, Amosun explained that the contractors have begun the process of moving equipments back to the projects sites.
The NUJ national president, Waheed Odusile, urged the governor to use part of the expected London/Paris loan refund to settle the outstanding deduction from the workers salaries, and ensure the completion of all ongoing road projects.