Osun State Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Bola Oyebamiji, has assured workers of the readiness of the state government to continue paying full salary
But, he said the continuation of the payment of full salaries, would be determined by the availability of the resources.
Hon Oyebamiji stated this in a new year message delivered during a meeting with staffs of the ministry at the finance building, government office, on Thursday.
He hinted that the state has on Wednesday paid full salary to all levels of workers in the state, hence showing the faithfulness of the Governor to pay the backlog of salary when the state is buoyant.
According to him, the state government has used 91 percent of the money received from the Paris club refund to pay the December salary.
The Finance Commissioner said: “Osun Government is ready to pay full salaries, the determinants is the availability of the resources.
“The continuation of payment of full salaries would be determined by our capability We were able to pay full salaries from the Paris club refund.”
He urged the workers to be a major revenue marshal of the government, saying, ministry of Finance is very important and must key into the vision of the Governor.
“We must generate revenue for the state. We just paid full salary and the full salary was not paid from the allocation from the federal government.
“We therefore must work hard to generate more revenue for the state. It would be a cheat if you workers are paying your tax as being deducted at source and you don’t tell your neighbour who is operating hospital or private school to pay.
“I want to appeal to you to go out and work, so that the government will be able to continue paying the salary as and when due.
He assured the staffs of his readiness to assist anybody that needs assistance, saying the government is willing to continue paying full salary.
“Sustainability of the business of the government should be our target. It is my wish that we all work together to enable the government function well.
He recalled that the traditional source of sourcing for money, which is federal allocation from oil, is getting dry off.
He said diligence and hard work will be rewarded, adding that prompt promotion would be the reward of any staff that performs satisfactorily in the ongoing year.
He urged the staffs to be diligent and determine to help the Rauf Aregbesola’s administration with a view to succeed in its effort to make the workers and the people of the state happy.