Amosun approves N20.2bn for payment of deductions from workers’ salaries

The Governor of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun has approved N20.2 billion for payment of 18 months’ outstanding deductions from workers’ salaries in the state.

Ogun state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun speaking during an event (Daily Independent)

Amosun made this known during his address at the 2019 May Day rally held at the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

According to NAN, he expressed dissatisfaction at the way the workers handled the issue, giving the assurance that every deductions would be cleared by Thursday.

By tomorrow (Thursday), I would have paid all the outstanding deductions which you vilified me for,” Amosun said.

Non-payment of the deductions had reportedly caused a rift between the state government and the organised labour in the state.

He claimed that the Federal Government is supposed to reimburse Ogun State the sum of N90 billion expended by the state in repairing federal roads and other infrastructure.

About the N30,000 minimum wage, he revealed that his administration had already laid the foundation that would enable the incoming government to implement it seamlessly.

“So, on Thursday, the accounts of all our workers in Ogun State would be credited with their outstanding deductions.

“We must realise that in spite of all successes achieved in the last eight years of our administration, our dear Ogun state is still a work in progress.

” In whatever position we find ourselves, either as civil servants or as political office holders, we should realise that we hold such offices in trust and we need to join hands together to ensure that we bring development to our dear state.

“Let me assure you that our administration will not abandon any of our ongoing projects, especially those that have something to do with the development of the workforce,” Amosun said.

A demand had earlier been placed by the state Chairmen of the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, Messrs Emmanuel Bankole and Fajobi Adebayo, respectively, for the swift implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage by the state government.

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