The Osun Government has released N245 million for the payment of the July salary of staff of the Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH) in Osogbo.
Prof. Femi Fadiora, the Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH , said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Osogbo.
Fadiora said that the July salary was to be paid by the Oyo Government, adding that the delay prompted the Osun Government to intervene.
He said the hospital jointly owned by the two states share the responsibility of salary payment, with Osun paying for between January and June while Oyo pays the balance.
Gov. Rauf Aregbesola should be commended for his intervention.
The governor appreciated what we are doing at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital and he has once again demonstrated his commitment to the health sector,’’ he said.
Fadiora, however, expressed optimism that ”the delay in the payment of July salary will not repeat itself in respect of August salary.’’
Oyo State is also responsible and I am confident that by the end of August, all will be well,’’ Fadiora added. (NAN)