Adeleke dismisses alleged re-introduction of half salary payment in Osun

Adeleke dismisses alleged re-introduction of half salary payment in Osun


Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has refuted claims in some quarters that his government is planning to re-introduce half salary payment to workers in the state.

A statement signed by Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the state governor on Thursday, also debunked speculation that Adeleke is making plans to sack workers.

The governor dismissed the rumours said to have been peddled by a group within the Nigerian Union of Pensioners as fake news and affirmed his commitment to the welfare of civil servants.

“The attention of the Osun state government has been drawn to a press conference by a pressure group within the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) and fake news about plans to sack workers.

“We affirm that there is neither a plan to sack workers nor any re-introduction of half salary. This was old fake news sponsored by agents of the opposition which the public is implored to ignore.

Governor Ademola Adeleke
Governor Ademola Adeleke

“The government also wishes to state that Governor Ademola Adeleke is available to meet all stakeholders for the development of the state. As a responsive leader, the Governor has met many groups and associations since assuming office. Many of such groups are also lined up for appointments with the state chief executive officer including the protesting Pensioners.

“It is however important to note that the Government of Governor Ademola Adeleke has remained committed to meeting its financial obligations to workers, both in and out of service. The government can however not pay off all outstanding salaries and pensions all at once due to paucity of funds which is known to all stakeholders,” the statement read.

Concerning non-payment of arrears of retirees in the state, the statement noted that, “The administration has adopted a phased payment system but with an increase in the amount paid monthly to the pensioners among others. In recognition of the state of the economy, the monthly payment has been increased from two hundred thousand naira under the former government to five hundred thousand naira. This is a decision under implementation despite the tight financial status of the state.

“The government wishes to note that Governor Adeleke remains the only Governor in the history of Osun state to have made workers’ welfare his number one governance agenda, a fact acknowledged by the protesting Pensioners. The government remains committed to that agenda within the context of fund availability.”


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