The Oyo State Government has released the sum of N2bn to offset part of the salary arrears and related wages owed the local government workers in the state.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matter, Mr. Bimbo Kolade, made the disclosure on Friday.
He explained that the money was sourced from the financial assistance intervention received from the Federal Government. He pledged that the State Government will continue to dialogue with the labour unions in the state to find a lasting solution to the issue of salary payment to local government and state workers.
Kolade said that the present administration in the state is committed to the welfare of the people especially its workforce, noting that concerted efforts are being put in place to ensure regular payment of salaries and wages.