FINALLY! Aregbesola Begins Payment Of Workers' Salaries After 3 Years
Is Governor Rauf Aregbesola trying to avoid the same mistake made in Ekiti state prior to the governorship elections?
In Ekiti, workers were owed and the result of the election appears to reflect their grievance.
Few weeks to the governorship election in Osun state, workers that have been owed for three years are being paid.
This was made known by the Osun state Commissioner of Information, Adelani Baderinwa, who said the full salary payment started in July.
The state government has been paying workers modulated (half) salaries due to financial crisis since June 2015.
“Prior to this time, only workers below level 7 received full salary payment. Workers between level 8 and 12 had been receiving 75 per cent of their salaries while the state’s staff on grade level 13 and above had been receiving 50 per cent of their salaries in line with the structure.”
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The Commissioner of Information also dismissed insinuations that the full salaries were paid because of the upcoming governorship election.
The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Osun State chapter, Jacob Adekomi, confirmed this in Osogbo on Wednesday.
Adekomi said local government workers and primary school teachers had started receiving payment alerts from their banks, adding that he had also received an alert of full salary for the month of July.
He said, “The state government has started paying us full salaries. But we are waiting for the payment of arrears of the balance of modulated salaries. We have already given them a 21-day ultimatum and we hope they will pay the arrears before the expiration of the ultimatum.
“Negotiation will soon commence and we are waiting for them to start paying us the arrears. But I can confirm that they have started paying us full salaries and I received the alert yesterday.”
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