The Governor made the statement in Akure, the state capital, during the presentation of cheques for the payment of compensation to those affected by the construction of roads in the state.
Akeredolu emphasized that despite his efforts in prioritising workers’ welfare in the state since his coming on board as governor, they have remained ungrateful to the state government.
“Since I came into office, I have paid your salary arrears, yet our people are both ungrateful and selfish. Since we came into office we are not owing even a month salary, not one single month.
”Somebody was in office and did not pay your salaries and leave allowances, but we have paid and even promoted you and people still think we have done nothing.
”ln terms of welfare of workers in this state, we have done our best. No state has done better than us because we believe a worker deserves his pay.
”We pay people who are less than 5 percent of the population of the state and they take 90 percent of the income. The revenue that comes to this state, 90 percent of it goes to less than 5 percent.
“We are up-to-date in the payment of salaries and pensions, all officers who are due for promotion have been duly served, the 2017 leave bonuses have been paid while some workers have equally enjoyed vehicles loans.
“The Paris Club refund due to Ondo State has been received and consultation with the leaders of the workers is ongoing on how best to balance the interest of all stakeholders in the disbursement of the fund and before the end of this week, we will clear all arrears,” the governor stated. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇