Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Former appointees in Ondo states have passionately appealed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to pay their five months salary arrears to cushion the effects of the removal of petrol subsidy in the country.
The forum, Former Political Appointees (FPA) begged the governor to “temper justice with mercy” and order for the payment of the remaining five salary arrears.
“We are begging the governor to consider our five months salaries arrears owed the former political appointees that served under Governor Olusegun Mimiko as part of the palliatives measures to Cushion effect of fuel subsidy.
“Yes, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has really tried for us, about four years ago, he had been able to pay two months out of seven months owed us by Governor Mimiko administration.
In a statement signed by the Coordinator of the Forun, Hon. Femi Bosede in Akure, the state capital today noted that the former political appointees are going untold hardship as they could not pay their children schools fees saying that some of them are bedridden.
The group sighted Dr Kayode Fayemi that paid all political office holders arrears owed during Ayo Fayose administration in Ekiti state and the one owned by administration of Late Dr Olusegun Agagu that was paid during the administration of Dr Olusegun Mimiko among others as examples
The Coordinator noted that already, the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN had paid two months out of the seven months owed them by the state government about four years ago.
The group however welcomed the governor back from his medical vacation and wish him well the healing will be permanent in Jesus name as his administration continues to transform Ondo state through people oriented projects.