"No salary for me until Ondo workers are fully paid" – Governor Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has vowed not to get a dime as salary until he offsets the N38billion being owed civil servants in the state. In a report by Punch, Akeredolu re-affirmed his promise not to get a dime from the state's purse as salary until the state's civil servants' arrears, estimated at N38billion, is fully paid.

“I am aware of your pains and agony. I feel your pains and what you are going through and I can see your suffering. But faith in God, I am re-affirming my promise that I will not collect a dime until civil servants are fully paid their salary arrears,” Akeredolu said.
The governor, who made this known at a religious event in Okeagbe Akoko, Ondo State on Sunday, June 11, 2017, also said N41bn were being owed the pensioners as gratuities.
He said: “By the special grace of God, our administration will soon offset the salaries owed the workers. The salary arrears owed workers by the previous administration amounted to N38.57bn, while N41.5bn was owed to retirees as gratuities.

“And to the workers, let me say it loud and clear once again that I am resolute in my commitment to make your welfare the priority of the administration,"  he said.
Akeredolu, however, stressed the need to improve on the state’s Internally Generated Revenue to pave way for meaningful development.