Jubilation As Governor Aregbesola Of Osun State Clears Salary Arrears


Osun workers have been celebrating as Governor Rauf Aregbesola paid the full August salary and also cleared some of the arrears owed them.

Pensioners were also paid by the government.

Reports said the jubilant workers and pensioners thronged banks and Automated ‎Teller Machines (ATM) to draw part of the money.

‎The Osun Commissioner for Finance, Bola Oyebamiji, said the workers were paid from the N19.8 billion set aside by government.

Workers were paid September, October, November and December 2015 salary arrears, 2016 leave bonus and full August 2018 salaries.

Banks and commercial centres around Ogo-Oluwa, Igbonna, Orisumbare amongst others witnessed massive patronage as many pensioners and workers were seen withdrawing money after the state government had made good its promise.

Market women and artisans were full of praises to the ‎Aregbesola led administration for putting smiles on the faces of workers and pensioners by paying their entitlements.

A senior civil servant, Madam Modupe Faturoti said Aregbesola has shown that he is well interested in the welfare of workers in the state by paying workers entitlement.

She held that workers and pensioners are so happy regardless of what others are saying concerning the timing of the payment, stating that it’s better late than never.

“As far as I am concerned, everybody is happy that salaries have been paid, some say it is because of election. But election or no election, what I am bothered about is that my money has been paid.

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