The Ogun State Authorities has stated it has commenced the disbursement of N12.5bn for the cost of arrears of six-month employees’ wage deductions and two years of gratuities to pensioners.
It additionally added that the steadiness of severance packages to former political appointees, who served through the speedy previous administration of Otunba Gbenga Daniel, had additionally been paid.
The federal government added that political appointees, who served through the first time period of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s administration (2011 to 2015), had additionally been paid.
The Secretary to the State Authorities, Taiwo Adeoluwa, mentioned this on Wednesday whereas briefing journalists in Abeokuta.
Adeoluwa acknowledged that the federal government had paid the December salaries of all classes of staff and had authorised the December bonus for them.
He, nevertheless, didn’t disclose the proportion of the December bonus.
The SSG stated authorities paid N5.5bn for the six months’ staff’ unremitted deductions.
Adeoluwa stated the state authorities had paid two years gratuities, overlaying November 2012 to January 2014.
He added that 2,429 retirees had been paid N6bn of their gratuities.
The SSG acknowledged that the federal government had paid N1bn because the steadiness of severance allowances of presidency’s political appointees who served between 2007 and 2011.
Adeoluwa stated the state authorities needed to increase the cash launched to it by the Federal Authorities not too long ago on account of the over deductions on the Paris Membership mortgage.
He stated, “The President Muhammadu Buhari administration is decided to minimise hardship of Nigerians. The Federal Authorities launched some funds to states and Ogun State is certainly one of them.
“We solely received N10.6bn from the Federal Authorities.
“What we acquired was far much less to the entire quantity of N12.5bn we’ve paid to pensioners, on staff’ deductions and that of ex-political appointees.
“We have now additionally paid December salaries and the bonus to staff.”
Adeoluwa famous that the state had been unfairly handled, lamenting that it bought virtually the least quantity from the Federal Authorities’s on the Paris Membership refund.
He stated, “Ogun State is subsequent to Lagos by way of contribution to the Federal Authorities’s purse from the non-oil sector. For this, Ogun isn’t getting a good deal from the Federal Authorities.
“If some states are getting thirteen per cent derivation, why can’t Ogun State get similar for the limestone deposit within the state?”
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