Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Akeredolu

Toluwalope Jombo – Akure

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Akeredolu, has promised to pay the one month salary arrears owed workers in Ondo state by the Olusegun Mimiko administration.

The governor has also announced approval of a car loan for primary school teachers in the state.

Akeredolu said he will pay the one month arrear to the workers before the end of his first term.

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The governor made the promise in Akure while receiving position papers from labour leaders in Ondo state at the government house during the 2020 workers day celebration.

Akeredolu lauded labour leaders in the state for always mediating on behalf of the workers and maintaining a cordial relationship with the government.

He also announced that Ondo state has recorded a ninth case of the COVID-19, calling residents of the state who have symptoms of the virus to immediately call for test.

The governor said the state will continue to look for herbal cure for Coronavirus.

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“You must have the culture. When you fall ill, the ambulance will pick you up. Please don’t hide it, present on time. We won’t even use chloroquine and people are getting well.

“God forbid any more positive case in the state. We will continue to process and look at herbal cure, we don’t know what will cure it,” he said.

Earlier, Sunday Adeleye, Chairman, Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Ondo State Chapter, expressed dismay that the annual workers’ day celebrations could not be held.

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He however appreciated the state government for prompt payment of the workers’ salaries.

The state chairman of TUC, Mrs Helen Odofin, while lauding the government for ensuring that people do not move around to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state, said more attention should be given to the welfare of the poor.

“They live on daily sales/hustles which must be protected as being done in sane climes.

“We will continue to encourage workers to comply with the directives of government, and health care providers on how to halt and stamp out corona virus from Nigeria,” she said.