Gov Adeleke Approves Payment of Another Batch of Half-Salary
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, announced over the weekend, the approval of another batch of half-salary debt alongside the state workers’ July salary.
The governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, made this known in a statement in Osogbo, explaining that the fresh payment marks the third time the Governor had paid the half salary debt in line with the template issued earlier this year to pay the debt on a quarterly basis.
According to him, “the administration has paid that of the first and second quarters, while workers will receive the third quarter payment alongside their July salary.”
Governor Adeleke had promised during the electioneering campaign to pay the salary debt on an instalmental basis.
The administration had inherited about 26 billion naira in half-salary debt and about 50 billion naira in pension-related debt from the previous government.
Commenting on the approval, the governor restated his commitment to the faithful implementation of the template for the payment of the inherited salary debt, adding that the template was a consensus among all stakeholders on how to exit the half salary burden.
“I want to assure Osun workers that the payment is progressing as scheduled. Despite the tight fiscal situation, we are prioritising workers’ welfare by paying the inherited debt on an instalment basis.
“As a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we will remain focused on human development even as we work to upgrade our infrastructure and develop our local economy,” the governor noted.