Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State says he’ll pay workers in the state their salaries before the end of June.
Most workers in the south western state civil service are being owed seven months’ salaries.
Mr. Aregbesola declared this via a statement issued in Osogbo on Sunday by his media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon.
The governor was however silent on whether he would pay the backlog or part of the salaries.
The statement read in part, “Before the end of June, workers would be paid their salaries.”
The governor stated that his great dream for the state has not gone dark.
He added, “The dream has not gone awry and it is a clear vision that Osun must be on its feet, self-reliant and be a reference point in Nigeria.
“The race to ensure development within the first term of Aregbesola was informed by the fear of what is happening now.
“Aregbesola wanted an Osun State that is self-reliant. That Osun State, almost two decades after its creation, could not boast of tax-paying companies speak volume about the magnitude of the works that awaited the Aregbesola administration.