Osun govt releases N19.8bn to settle workers’ salary, pension arrears

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Osun State Government has released N19.8‎ billion for the settlement of salary and pension arrears owed all categories of workers in the state.
Finance Commissioner, Mr Bola Oyebamiji, announced this at a news conference on Thursday in Osogbo.
Oyebamiji said Governor Rauf Aregbesola gave the directive following consultations with labour leaders and other stakeholders.
He explained that the money would be used for the payment of August salaries, backlog of the salaries and pensions for September to December 2015‎, in addition to leave bonuses.
The commissioner said that part of the amount was the N16.6 billion Paris Club refund received from the Federal Government while the additional N3 billion came from other sources.
He commended the workers for their sacrifice, resilience and unflinching support to the present administration in the state as well as their dedication to duty in the last seven years.
The government’s action is on the heels of the September 22 governorship election in the South-West state.

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