Aiyedatiwa pays salary arrears to ex-political holders, 7 years after 

Ondo state government has begun payment of salary arrears of former political office holders in the state. 

This followed the approval of Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa last week for the payment of two of the three outstanding months of salary arrears of the former appointees. 

The beneficiaries are those who served under the administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko between 2009 and 2017.

Those affected include those who served as members of the State Executive Council, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Education Secretaries and board chairmen and members.

The Mimiko administration had left in February 2017 with seven months arrears of salary of workers and political office holders. The administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had paid six out of the seven months arrears for workers and four months for the former appointees. 

Governor Aiyedatiwa had in January this year paid the outstanding one month for workers and last week approved payment of two months for the former appointees. 

Many of the beneficiaries have commended the governor for responding to their pleas for the payment within his first four months in office.

One of the coordinators of the group of the former appointees, Mr. Femi Bosede, said the governor has displayed leadership with empathy, describing the intervention as timely.

He said: “Although we have been on this for a very long time but we must appreciate Mr. Governor for listening to us and approving the payment. 

“The struggle has been a tough one for many of our people since 2017 but we can now get a relief with the two months paid. I’m sure Mr. Governor will approve the remaining one month in no distant time. We are indeed grateful to him,” he noted.


CSR: Berger donates housing units, camp facility, others to Nigerian Army

By Agi Onda


Leading engineering construction company,Julius Berger Nigerian Plc, last Tuesday handed over a newly built Life Camp Quarters to the Nigerian Army at Jaji Barracks, Kaduna state.

The quarters comprises 45 fully furnished one-bedroom housing units, an administrative office, a gym house and a Club house among others.

A press statement issued by the media unit of the construction giant, Wednesday said, the donation was in furtherance of Julius Berger’s acclaimed corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

In his address at the event, the Head of Corporate Security and Compliance, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Mr. Poul Nielsen, who described the occasion as fulfilling, said “the partnership between Julius Berger and the Nigerian Army has certainly come to stay and it goes way beyond here.

“Today, we are here to donate 45 fully furnished 1 bedroom housing units, a camp facility administrative office, Gym House, and a Clubhouse. On behalf of the Management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, we are indeed appreciative to the Nigerian army for this unforgettable partnership.”

Brig. General AS Bugaje, who represented the Infantry Corps Commander, Major General OO Oloyede, commended Julius Berger for the quality of work done while also thanking the company for the donations made to the Nigerian Army.

He said, “we commend Julius Berger for the excellent quality it has put into this work even as he prayed for stronger ties with the engineering construction company.

“On behalf of Major General OO Oloyede, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Julius Berger for this donation. Like Mr. Poul rightly stated earlier, this relationship has come to stay. Once again, we say thank you.”

The Julius Berger CSR team to the event included Julius Berger Head of Corporate Security and Compliance, Mr. Poul Nielsen, supported by the Executive Project Director, Civil, Engr. Benjamin Bott, AKR Project Manager, Mr. Schiffner Sebastian, Project Coordinator, Engr. Yusuf Ibrahim, Uzoma Olivia and Ayomide Sunmonu.