The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Osun State chapter, Mr Jacob Adekomi, has said that the Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration has started paying full salaries to all categories of workers in the state. The state Commissioner of Information, Adelani Baderinwa, confirmed this development to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Wednesday.
Adekomi said local government workers and primary school teachers had started receiving payment alerts from their banks, adding that he had also received an alert of full salary for the month of July.
The state started ‘modulated’ salary payment in June 2015 when the state faced an economic crisis. This year’s June salary payment marked the third anniversary of half salary payments in the state.
Prior to this time, only workers below level 7 received full salary payment. Workers between level 8 and 12 had been receiving 75 per cent of their salaries while the state’s staff on grade level 13 and above had been receiving 50 per cent of their salaries in line with the structure.
When asked if the payment was inspired by next month’s governorship election, he said: “We have that agreement that when government gets extra payment we will pay full salary.”
But the Secretary of the 2011/2012 Forum of Retirees in the state, Mr Sola Olojode, said pensioners had yet to start receiving full pensions