Governor pays December 2014 salary

This was disclosed on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, by the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun, Jacob Adekomi.

 

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has approved the payment of December 2014 salaries to workers in the state.

This was disclosed on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, by the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun, Jacob Adekomi.

Adekomi revealed this at a press conference after a meeting with a state government delegation led by Chief of Staff, Gboyega Oyetola.

The NLC Chairman also said that the governor had also approved the payment of the 30 per cent balance of November salaries of some workers who were yet to be paid in full.

This was confirmed to Punch by the Head of Service, Sunday Owoeye, who said that workers had started receiving bank alerts for the balance of November and December 2014 salaries.

“They are already receiving alerts for the balance of November, and part of December, 2014. A journey of 1000km starts with one step,” Owoeye said.

Adekomi however said that the workers’ strike in the state would continue until more substantial payment is made.

“We appreciate the efforts of the government to see that salary and pension arrears are settled without further delay. Our negation with the government is that out of eight months owed us, the minimum we can take is five months to resume work,” Adekomi said.

“This payment is as good as no payment, because all deductions must have been made by our various banks. Because of this, there won’t be money for us to transport ourselves to work and feed our families,” he added.

Aregbesola had, on June 14, promised pay the outstanding salaries but it wasn’t clear at the time if it was for one month or the entire seven months owed.

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