Published On: Mon, Mar 21st, 2016

I Will Pay Salaries Despite Low Allocation, Aregbesola Assures Workers

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By Dipo Awojobi – Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola has assured that the State will pay its workers salary this month regardless of the meagre revenue received from the federation account.

Governor of Osun State

Governor of Osun State

Mr. Aregbesola on Sunday described as uncalled for insinuations that the state would not pay salaries of its workers in March as a result of the N6million federal allocation that accrued to it for the month of February.

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.

A statement by the Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, which was signed by its Director, Semiu Okanlawon, explained that the considerably reduced FAAC allocation is no more news to the state.

The state received less than N150 million from October till date, due to the repayment obligations for the Infrastructure Programs it has been prosecuting.

In spite of the heavy obligations, Osun has paid more than N5billion in salaries between the same period.

“This I can assure you will certainly not affect our obligations to our workers,” he stated.

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