Osun governor frowns on delay in payment of workers’ November salary
• Orders submission of payment schedule within 24 hours
• Oyetola incurred N76b debt, says Osun govt
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has expressed displeasure at the delay in the payment of November salary of workers in the state and ordered the submission of salary schedule to the relevant office within 24 hours.
The governor, who gave the directive after taking briefing from the State Ministry of Finance, instructed the desk officer to ensure complete submission by outstanding agencies.
In another development, the Osun State Chieftaincy Affairs Review Committee created by Executive Order 6 of the governor has called for memorandum from all affected royal families of chiefs and Obas appointed and installed from July 17, 2022 to November 27, 2022.
In a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Teslim Igbalaye, the memorandum must be 15 copies duly signed and directed to the Chairman of the committee, Revd. Bunmi Jenyo and submitted to the Administrative Secretary, I.T. Tewogbade.
ALSO, the Osun State government, yesterday, said it had uncovered a monumental debt in salaries, pensions and insurance commitments incurred by the immediate past administration of Gboyega Oyetola, which amounted to N76 billion.
A statement by Spokesperson to the Governor, Olawale Rasheed, stated the revelation was made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Bimpe Ogunlumade, while briefing officials of the new administration on the financial status of the state yesterday.