The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has reaffirmed his commitment to the payment of outstanding arrears of workers’ salary.
Addressing the closing service of the 3rd session of 11th Synod of the Diocese of Akoko, Anglican Communion, at Saint George’s Church, Oke-Agbe Akoko, the governor said he would not receive salary until the remaining five months arrears of Ondo State workers’ salary are paid fully.
Arakunrin Akeredolu represented by the Chaplain of Government House Chapel, Venerable Benjamin Babalola said that all issues relating to the payment of workers’ salaries were top on the agenda of his administration.
According to him, salary arrears owed workers by the previous administration amounted to #38.57 billion, while #41.5 billion was owed to retired personnel as gratuities.
Akeredolu appreciated the people of Akoko for their support during the 26th November, 2016, Governorship poll with a promise not to let them down.
The governor who lamented the state of roads in Akoko Land, urged the people to exercise patience with his administration with a promise to restore the lost glory of the area.
He also promised to work assiduously to ensure that electricity supply to the area is restored by the power distribution company covering the area.
In his sermon, the Bishop of Kabba Diocese, Right Reverend Steve Akobe admonished Christians to make God their shepherd, by which, they will not lack good things of life.
According to him, at a time like the current economic recession, those who make the Lord their shepherd will have everything in abundant.
The synod had a prayer session led by the host Bishop, Rt. Reverend Gabriel Akinbiyi, for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari; knowledge and understanding for his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and success of the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.