Osun Workers 'Refuse' To Resume Despite Gloomy Sallah
Eid-el-Kabir is over and workers are resuming back to their offices after the long stretch of holidays which ended on Monday.
But only few workers in Osogbo, the Osun state capital were seen resuming at their desks.
For those few workers who were at their desk at the Osun state government Secretariat at Abeere, it was a holiday that put pressure on their purse with high cost of celebration.
A clerical officer, Ademola Iyanda, said, "My brother, it wasn't easy at all o. I had to cough our money for a lot of things that I never planned for. In fact, at a point I had to run away from the house to sit at the freedom park to enjoy the day."
Another state civil servant, Olasile Ayinla, on his own said the fact that the state government paid salaries few days to the sallah celebration helped a little as the high price of most commodities tore deep into pockets.
"You know the salary is half now, but the traders won't take half payment and for the fact that some of our debtors heard that we were paid, my brother it wasn't easy. Government must just do something."
Some of the workers appreciated the opportunity to refresh and hang out with friends.