Ondo civil servants received a basket of good news on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, when Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi, San, ordered that 3,650 decent workers be promoted by the end of this year.
This comes just as the Governor has allayed palpable fears of workers over the state government’s plan to lay off or reduce some of them, despite the fact that paying wages is causing serious damage to the state’s finances.
State trade Union representatives rose to applaud the Akeredolu-led government when the head of the Civil service, Mr. dare Aragbaye, told them at a well-attended press briefing in the conference room of the Central Governor’s office in Akura that all worthy 3,650 employees would receive their financial benefits so far.
Aragbaye said that the Governor Akeredolu equally serious about the management of the pensions and emoluments of pensioners.
He said: “in its Frank determination to translate its election promises into action, this administration has issued a total of N6.12 billion to partially pay for the backlog of unpaid tips inherited in 2017.
“This feat was achieved through the monthly allocation of N200 million to the Fund for partial payment of benefits to pensioners. This is in addition to paying six months ‘ arrears on pensions from the seven months inherited from the directly past administration in 2017.”
The head of the service added that the current administration also implemented a 33 percent increase in the basic pension for pensioners in the Ondo state Public service until October 2014, along with a minimum wage of 30,000.
With the introduction of a 33 percent basic pension increase, the Ondo State has taken a leading position among its counterparts in the southwest.
Because of the love of his government for pensioners, the Governor reduced the number of necessary documents for registration of pensions from 30 to 14 and eliminated the activities of the exploitative.