Osogbo – Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun said workers' backlog of salaries would be paid soon.

This promise is contained in a statement issued by the governor's media aide, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, in Osogbo on Wednesday.

The statement said Aregbesola made the promise when Ijesa Society, a social group, visited him.

Aregbesola, according to the statement, expresses his displeasure over the delay in payment of workers' salaries.

The statement said every government initiative in the state represented the fulfillment of campaign promises made to the people.

"The visit of the group comes at a time when some people are being sponsored to rubbish my achievements", Aregbesola is quoted as saying in the statement.

President of the group, Chief Tunde Aluko, commended Aregbesola for rapid development of the state.

Aluko expressed belief that the financial challenge confronting the state will soon be over.