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Okonjo-Iweala Blamed Over Comment On Unpaid Salary Arrears

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been faulted for blaming governors for their inability to pay salaries ranging from two to six months.

Okonjo-Iweala ‎had said state governors should be blamed for the delay or non-payment of salaries in their respective states.

But the Executive Secretary, Ayedire Local Government, Mr Gbenga Ogunkanmi, argued that federal government should be faulted for unpaid salaries challenge.

Ogunkanmi spoke while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a meeting held in Ileogbo, Headquarters of Ayedire Local Government.

Ogunkanmi who commended the perseverance of the Osun workers on the inability of the state to pay salaries, recalled that that when the state was buoyant financially, workers were collecting their salaries on the 25th of every month.

He appealed to the workers to exercise more patient with the state government, saying that their salaries would soon be paid as the APC will take over the federal government come May 29.

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