Osun to clear Local Governments outstanding allowance

Yinka Salaam, Osogbo

Osun State Government says all outstanding fees of the Local Governments staff will soon be paid.

The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Elder Peter Babalola, said this in Osogbo, the state capital, during the 12th Conference of Auditor-General in the Federation, South-West Zone.

Babalola who commended Local Government staffs for their perseverance and dedication, reiterated that the government is aware of their support and endurance.

‘‘Plans have been concluded to pay all outstanding fees owed the Local Government staffs in the state,’’ he assured.

The Local Government boss attributed the inability of the State government to pay workers salary to the economic recession, ‘‘but hinted that plans are in top gear to salvage Osun State from the economic doldrum.’’

He described the conference as a right step, especially at this time of economic recession, promising to continue efforts which would enhance the well being of local government staff.

According to him,“realization, harmonization and development of our common heritage in the South-West are the reason for championing Regional Integration by our Governor. This programme is coming at the right time and a right step in fostering regional integration among our people in the South-West.’’

The Commission Chairman stressed that series of training have been conducted for workers in various level at the local government for effective performance.

Responding, the Auditor-General of the State, Mr Emmanuel Kolapo, commended Osun government for carrying local government along in all its programmes.

He said the theme: “IPSAS ACCRUAL: A Panacea for Fiscal Transparency and Economic Recovery”, was carefully chosen to address the current problem being faced by the country.

Also the Chairman, Forum of Council Managers, Yinka Odewale lauded Governor Rauf Aregbesola for bringing government nearer to the people with the creation of additional 31 LCDA.