Friday 29 December 2023

PAY WAGE AWARD TO OSUN WORKERS NOW - APC Tasks Adeleke, Osun Government

The Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has again frowned at the reluctance of the state government of Osun to pay the Wage Awards of N15,000 to the state workers and N10,000 to pensioners, describing the delay as the height of callousness of the Senator Ademola Adeleke-led government.

Commenting on the unfortunate development of how the workers and pensioners in the state employment went home disappointed for the Christmas when Governor Adeleke contrary to his promise to pay the said Palliative timely and before Christmas celebration, as his colleagues did around the country, the APC Chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued in Osogbo on Thursday by the Director of Media and Information of the party, Chief Kola Olabisi, lambasted the state governor for his utter wickedness and lack of empathy.

According to Lawal: "It's painful to note that Osun State under the headship of Governor Ademola Adeleke has become an oddity in the comity of states as it is plausibly the only state in the country that treated its hardworking civil servants shabbily in this yuletide season."

The APC Chairman added that: "While the workers and pensioners in our neighbouring Oyo State went home with the Wage Award of N25,000 and N15,000 respectively, and with assured hope to receive their 13th Month Salary anytime from now, many of the workers in Osun were not paid their December Salary let alone the miserable N15,000 peanuts promised them by the kick-and-start governor in Abere who, despite the huge increment in the Federal Allocation to the state, continues to lie about lack of money while he fritters our resources away on frivolities and Owanbe.

"Ondo has begun to pay the Federal Government approved N35,000 Wage Award to its workers since November while Lagos State did not only pay N35,000 Wage Award to its workers, it equally paid its workers 50 per cent salary Bonus.

"Ditto for Ogun State which offered its workers Christmas bonus of 156 per cent on their salary. Ogun State, it must be noted, has since August been paying N10,000 monthly to its workers as transportation allowance, so also Ondo and Ekiti. 

"In Osun State, since the removal of the fuel subsidy, no palliative has been given to the civil servants and citizens whereas the state governor allocated humongous N10 billion for his own enjoyment and purchased luxury cars worth N1.2billion for the unproductive legislators in the state assembly."

Lawal implored the babylonian Governor Adeleke to feign decency for once and pay the promised token to the workers without further delay.


Sooko TAJUDEEN LAWAL,                           Chairman, Osun State APC.

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