Adeleke Okays N15,000 for Civil Servants as Monthly Subsidy Palliative

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has approved a monthly allowance of N15,000 to be paid to all civil servants in the state as palliative for fuel subsidy removal.

The governor also approved a monthly relief of N10,000 for pensioners to alleviate the hardship resulting from the removal of the fuel subsidy.

The circular containing Governor Adeleke’s approval was issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, dated November 28, 2023, bore the reference number BHR&CB/08/LIR/23 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Sunday Fadele.

The circular addressed to all MDAs titled, “Implementation of Palliatives for Active Workers and Pensioners in Osun State” stated that sequel to negotiation meetings with labour movement in the state, Adeleke approved the sum.

According to the circular, “Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has graciously approved the monthly payment of N15,000.00 to each active worker and N10,000.00 to each pensioner in Osun State as palliatives to assuage the pains being experienced as a result of removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“The payment, as approved, is to commence from the month of December 2023 for a period of six (6) months.

“While acknowledging and appreciating the understanding of Osun State workers and pensioners for their show of understanding regarding the efforts of the State Government in the last one year to improve tremendously on their welfare, being the first on the 5-Point Action Plan, the present administration will continue to ensure that its commitment to the welfare of workers is met at all times.”

The circular added that the gesture of government was expected to spur workers in the state to be more diligent and committed to their duties.