The Osun State Government has reiterated its commitment to the prompt payment of salaries to workers.
This is as it added that the delay in May 2022 salary was due to the implementation of the cash backing of outstanding promotions as approved and announced by the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola during the last Workers' Day.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Finance, Bola Oyebamiji and made available to journalists in Osogbo by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Adebimpe Ogunlumade on Thursday.
While apologising to workers for the inconveniences caused by the delay, the Commissioner explained that it was largely due to the new wage bill figure which has to be meticulously followed and implemented to avoid inconsistencies and errors.
The state government which through the statement also thanked the workers for their patience and perseverance added that the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola would continue to take their welfare as paramount.
"Governor Gboyega Oyetola is still very committed to the payment of workers' salaries before the month ends. This government believes in the payment of what is due to our workers as and when due, it is still our focus and we will continue to do that.
"The delay in May 2022 salary is as a result of the need to meticulously ensure the cash backing of the outstanding promotions of workers (2016-2018) as announced by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola during the workers day celebration.
"The Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola is committed to the prompt payment of salaries now and in the future."