The Osun State House of Assembly has allayed the fears of its workers over their over due salaries, assuring their Imminent payment.
According to them, the relief package given to the state by the Federal Government will be judiciously administered, ensuring that outstanding salaries will be paid.
The speaker, Hon. Najeem Salaam, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Goke Butikakuro, stressed that the parliament under his watch was more than ready to bring all ministries, departments and agencies to account on how budgetary funds appropriated to them were managed with a view to getting them to be on their toes and be accountable to the public.
Salaam reiterated that the state parliament has taken the first leg of its anti-corruption crusade through the passage of the procurement bill into law, stating that the law when signed by Governor Rauf Aregbesola would drive the processes of contract award, purchases of the government and other state transactions; noting that punitive measures were well spelt out for the transgressors. The Speaker also disclosed that the parliament would obtain the report of ongoing workers’ audit and frisk it in order to be updated on the actual numerical strength of the work force of the state with a view to giving rough tackles to the would-be manipulators of the process.
He expressed the support of assembly to Gov. Aregbesola in plugging all the financial leakages and cutting of cost of governance.