The Government of Osun state has stated that March salaries will be paid on time, despite the poor allocation it received.
This is coming on the heels of the public outcry that followed Governor Rauf Aregebesola’s comments saying Ekiti workers will not be paid in March.
Aregbesola, speaking through his spokesman, Semiu Okanlawon, said “The Government assured its workers that just as the Rauf Aregbesola administration had weathered the storm to pay salaries up to December, the government is executing with the support of all stakeholders, including the workers, a well-mapped out strategy for ensuring that workers are not made to pay more price for the dwindling allocation than they have done.”
Okanlawon also said “As at today, the process for the payment of January salaries is at the final stages. Osun workers will receive their Salaries from this week in preparation for Easter holidays.
“The State’s today remains a major projects site employing thousands of our people in simultaneous the construction of major roads, models Schools and other infrastructure mostly to be completed before the end of the year. Osun is therefore fulfilling it’s obligations to the people and running government.
“The state calls on all that care to come to visit Osun to see for themselves the moods in the state rather than pander to rumours, conjectures and lies.”
Rauf Aregbesola had ruled out earlier, the possibility of paying workers’ salaries for the month of March, giving the low federal allocation the state got (N6m).