Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State says he objected against earning a salary from the moment he was sworn in.

The Osun State governor is rounding off an eight year mandate in a few weeks.

"If the State gives me a car, fuels the car and feeds me, why should I earn a salary? That was my decision", Aregbesola said.

The governor of the Southwest State has come under plenty of flak for not paying workers their salaries.

In an ongoing media interaction,  Aregbesola said the situation is not as bad as portrayed in the press.

"Level 1-7 are not owed a dime in salaries. Level 8-10 are paid 75% of their salaries. Level 12-17 get 50% of their salaries", he said.

The Governor commended workers for their understanding and promised that things will improve once the federal government pays the state what it is owed in road construction.