The government of Osun State Government has paid the four months arrears to its workers with the sum spent amounting to N14.2 billion.
This was made known by the state governor Rauf Aregbesola at an interdenominational thanksgiving service held in Osogbo.
He noted that the government has been sorting out ways to pay off its workers’ salaries for the September, October, November and December, 2016.
The governor said that the capability of the state government to pay its workers’ arrear is such a great relief.
Aregbesola highlighted the impact of the pay-out of the Paris Club deductions refunds which made N11.7 billion available for the state and that had brought some relief to the state, stating that the state will ensure proper sustenance of its government.
According to him, the ability to pay the workers is an indication that the new year will bring a greener pasture in the state.
“We are grateful that our hardships are getting over giving us indications that the New Year would be better, ’’the governor said.
The governor commended the patience and understanding of the workers and begged for its continuation while adding that the state would give financial assistance to those who might have interest in farming as the state would invest in it massively.