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General News of Thursday, 2 February 2023


Gov Adeleke clears 30 months unpaid salaries, gratuities of Osun workers, pensioners

Governor Ademola Adeleke Governor Ademola Adeleke

The Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke has called for the payment of backlogs of salaries that was owed civil servants and emoluments of pensioners.

This was disclosed in a memo dated January 31, 2023, signed by K.N Akintola for the Osun Head of Service.

Parts of the memo stated that Mr Adeleke ordered the immediate payment of arrears of half the salaries of workers for January 2016.

“Subsequent payment of arrears of half salaries once in a quarter beginning with the second quarter of the year 2023.

“Monthly payment of arrears of half salaries to contributory Pensioners (State and Local) who have not received their bonus with effect from February 2023,” parts of the momo read.

Adeleke also directed the payment of four months’ outstanding deductions (May and June 2019, February 2020, and October 2022) starting with the immediate payment of the May 2019 deduction and the other three months’ deduction including “cash backing of the year 2019 and 20222 promotion exercise” for the workers.

Civil servants in Osun had under the previous administration of former governor Rauf Aregbesola faced difficulties in getting some of their arrears paid.