The Chief Executive governor of The State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has debunked the rumour making the rounds that all workers in Osun are paid half salaries. He said this is far from the truth. It is the work of the enemies of the state in their orchestrated attempts to pull down his govetnment.
The governor in the just released press statement said; “Let me make a resounding correction that despite the paucity of funds, it is only a section of workers on grade level 12 and above who receive painfully 50 per cent of their gross salaries based on agreement between the government and the labour union.
“So, outside that category of workers on grade level 12 and above, no other receives half of his or her salaries and the workers in this category are just 20 per cent of the state’s workforce.
“Outside that, officers on levels 8-10 receive 75 percent of their salaries while officers on levels 7 and below receive their full pay.
“Contrary to what the naysayers claim about us, all workers in the state have received their salaries up to June this year according to the payment scheme and agreement.
“As we pay active workers, so we pay pensioners.
“The only outstanding pay to pensioners is the gratuity and this is due to workers who choose not to participate in the Contributory Pension Scheme and therefore left service in 2011/2012,’’
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