Osun sets to pay LGs outstanding allowances

Osun State government, on Thursday, disclosed that arrangements have been concluded to pay all outstanding allowances of local government staff in the state.

This disclosure was made by the chairman, Local Government Service Commission (LGSC), Elder Peter Babalola, at the LGSC hall, Osogbo, during the 12th Conference of Auditor-Generals in the Federation, South-West zone.

Babalola, who commended local government workers for their perseverance and dedication, said the government of Governor Rauf Aregbesola was aware of their support and endurance.

While attributing the inability of the state government to pay workers salary to the economic recession, he hinted that plans were underway to salvage Osun from the present condition.

Babalola, who described the conference as a right step, especially at this time of economic recession, promised that he would continue to strive for the wellbeing of local government staffs.

According to him, “realisation, harmonisation 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.

Earlier in his welcome address, the host, Auditor-General of Osun State, Mr Emmanuel Kolapo, commended the state 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.

The chairman, Forum of Council Managers, Yinka Odewale, lauded Governor Aregbesola for bringing government nearer to the people at the grassroots with the creation of additional 31 LCDAs.