Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has denied reports listing his state among some of the states owing workers, saying it was not owing any worker in the state.
According to a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration had never owed workers salary since inception,
The statement reads in part: “Our attention has been drawn to a story published in Vanguard newspaper today, Monday, 15 June, 2015, titled: ‘18 states bankrupt, can’t pay salaries’. The said erroneous report lists Ogun State as one of the 18 states.
“We hereby state without any equivocation that since inception of this administration till date, Ogun State does not owe its workers. We are indeed one of the few States in the country, which despite the dwindling Federal allocation, have consistently been paying their workers’ salary as at when due.
“For the avoidance of doubt, workers in Ogun State have received their May 2015 salary”.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Governors are under the Nigeria Governors Forum are set to table a financial bailout request before President Muhammadu Buhari over the salary crisis that has engulfed many states across the federation.
Some states are owing their workers for several months. While the governors blame this crisis on dwindling monthly allocation received from federal government since 2014, unpaid civil servants and pensioners have continued to cry out for survival.