Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has said his government’s failure to pay full workers’ salaries, is down to financial challenges and not wickedness.
He stated this on Tuesday while addressing an audience at the ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break Programme’ in Osogbo, the state capital.
Aregbesola also commended civil servants in the state for their understanding and cooperation.
“Firstly, I salute the perseverance, patience, commitment, understanding and unalloyed support given by our workers, especially at tough times.
“As we all know, the issue of salary has become ubiquitous as many couldn’t pay salaries of their workforce. We couldn’t pay not because we are wicked, but because we are financially challenged.
“We have been rewarding workers based on their performance, diligence, merit and dedication to duties. We have been promoting workers based on their resilience and commitment.
“We have been providing a good leadership to Osun workers on their promotion. The state has been doing everything possible to support workers and prioritise their welfare,” he said.