Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has released a sum of N19.8bn to help in the payment of workers salaries and arrears.
This is coming eleven(11) days to the Osun State Governorship election.
Aregbesola had been roundly accused by Osun State workers to be defective in the payment of salaries with a section of the population believing, albeit, without concrete evidences that he spends the state funds on party politics.
“In line with its agenda and fulfillment of its promise to the state workers regarding prioritisation of their welfare above others, the government of the state of Osun has commenced payment of full salary and arrears in line with available resources,” a statement from the state read.
“This decision was taken at the meeting of the fund apportionment committee led by comrade Hassan Sumonu with labour and government representatives in attendance.
“In line with labour unions’ demands and current financial position of the state, the government of the State of Osun led by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has authorised payment of four months salary arrears and 2016 leave bonus to its workers.
“Also, Mr Governor has directed that going-forward, workers in the state should be paid their full salary as and when due to demonstrate his commitment to his earlier promises.
“With this, government of the state of osun has commenced gradual disbursement of nineteen billion, eight hundred and one million, three hundred and twenty-eight thousand, two hundred and seventy-one naira, twenty-two kobo (19,801,328,271.22) as salaries and other entitlements to its workers.”