Government of the State of Osun has disclosed that all outstanding salaries of the Local Government staff in the state would be paid soon.
The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Elder Peter Babalola, stated this at the Local Government Service Commission Hall, Osogbo, during the 12th Conference of the Auditor-General in the
Federation, South-West Zone.
Babalola, who commended Local Government staff for their perseverance and dedication, stated that the government of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is aware of their support and endurance.
He assured that plans have been concluded to pay all outstanding salaries, owed the Local Government staff in the state.
The Local Government boss, who also attributed the inability of the state government to pay workers salaries to the economic recession, hinted that plans are in top gear to salvage the state from
the present condition.
He described the conference as a right step, especially at this time of economic recession, promising that he would continue to strive for the well being of the Local Government staff.
“Realization, harmonization and development of our common heritage in the South-West is the reason for championing Regional Integration by our Governor.
“This programme is coming at the right time and a right step in fostering regional integration among our people in the South-West.
He noted that series of training have been conducted for workers in various professions at the Local Government level for effective performance.
Earlier in his welcome address, the host, Auditor-General of State of Osun, Mr. Emmanuel Kolapo, commended the State Government for carrying Local Government along in all its programmes.
He said the theme: “IPSAS ACCRUAL: A Panacea for Fiscal Transparency and Economic Recovery”, was carefully chosen to address the current problem being faced in the country.
The Chairman, Forum of Council Managers, Yinka Odewale, lauded Governor Aregbesola for bringing government nearer to the people at the grassroot with the creation of additional 31 LCDAs.