Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Wednesday said his administration has committed over N200bn to the payment of workers and pensioners in the state in the last 7 years.
While speaking on TVC Breakfast show, the governor noted that such amount of money had been expended in settling the workforce.
The statement was in reaction to the widely circulated impression that the state government had prioritized projects over the welfare of its workers.
According to Aregbesola, only N60bn had been spent on infrastructural projects since the inception of his administration in 2010 contrary to speculations that capital projects had taken over the thrust of the state’s finances.
He explained that the government recognizes efforts of civil servants in easing the speed of work and will do anything within its resources to motivate them for optimum productivity.
His words ”We have spent over 70% of our entire revenue on salaries and pensions since 2010. That’s over N200bn and we have spent just around N60bn on both human and infrastructural development in the same period.”