Edo State Government has denied owing workers salary arrears, insisting it is up-to-date in its obligation to its employees.
The government said, on Monday, that the state should not be lumped in the league of some states in default of payment of salaries as it meets its wages obligations before the end of each month.
The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Louis Odion said: “We read with deep shock claims that the Government of Edo State owes workers five months’ salary arrears. Nothing could be more misleading and mischievous. While it is true that some states are currently unable to meet their financial obligation, Edo remains an exception. For the records, the Edo State Government does not owe workers salary arrears as the government has fully discharged its obligations.”