I am sad at workers’ present condition – Ogbeni Aregbesola

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The State of Osun governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola said he was sad at workers’ condition in his state. He said it was not intentional that some categories of workers in the state are paid modulated salaries, it was the last option available at the present condition of the economy.
In a statement by Mr Adelani Baderinwa, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Osogbo, Baderinwa stated that the governor said this when Federal Government team on digital switch over visited him at the governor’s office.
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According to the governor, no reasonable person or government will be happy not performing its required responsibility.
The governor said “we are not happy paying modulated salary to our workers in the civil service and political appointees. We are compelled by financial reality.
“Contrary to the lies around, it is not all our workers that receive half salary.
“Workers on levels 1-7, being the most vulnerable and the largest chunk of the workforce are being paid full salary.
“Workers on levels 8-10 receive 75 per cent of their salary, while levels 12 upward collect 50 per cent of their salary.
“The workers have shown maturity, support and understanding. We acknowledge and appreciate the sacrifices and support of the workers.”
Aregbesola, however, said the financial burden on the government was incurred to provide infrastructure and develop the state.

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