Workers of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, have been paid three months of their outstanding salary arrears.

The arrears were said to have been paid to the workers on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

The payment followed the approval of the State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

The development was disclosed on Friday in a statement by Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Aiyedatiwa,

The statement said Adegun Simon Olorunwa, Rector of the Polytechnic, confirmed the payment on Thursday.

According to Adeniyan, the governor had recently promised his administration would resolve some of the major challenges facing the institution.

He said Aiyedatiwa gave the assurance two weeks ago while addressing thousands of students who met him at the gate of the school in Owo on his way to Ikare Akoko.

The statement said: “The Governor, who thanked the students for the warm reception, said he was aware of some of the challenges facing the institution, especially the issues of arrears of salaries and entitlement of teaching and non-teaching staff.

“On the directive of the Governor, the Head of Service of the State, Pastor Kayode Ogundele, had engaged the management of the institution towards finding lasting solutions to the issues that have threatened to cripple the academic calendar of the institution in recent years.”

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