Friday , October 16 2020

Edo govt not owing anyone salaries, says gov’s spokesman, Osagie

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Government has said it is not owing anyone salaries and emoluments, noting that it has been up to date with its obligations to all cadre of workers or public officers.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the state government has never reneged on its obligations to pay workers and other cadre of staff their due wages and salaries, debunking allegations that it owes some public officials over political difference.

According to him, “The Edo State Government remains one of the few states in Nigeria that has been faithful with its salary obligations to workers. This trend is ingrained in the government’s belief that every worker is deserving of his or her wage. So, the claims being made by some persons over owed salaries are baseless. The allegation that these persons are being owed over political differences is even more ridiculous. The allegations are false and should be disregarded.

“We hereby call on the public to disregard the allegations, as they are ill-intensioned and have no basis in truth. Every employee, appointee or elected official of government has been paid up to date.”

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