Era of half salary gone-Oyetola
Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Osun state government has restated its commitment to people’s welfare saying it won’t return to the era of modulated salary, also known as half salaries.
The immediate past Commissioner for Information and Strategy, who is the current Supervisor of the Ministry, Mr Adelani Baderinwa disclosed this in a statement released on Saturday.
Baderinwa said it had come to the notice of the state government that some individuals and members of the opposition party were trying to incite the civil servants against the state government on payment of salary.
He said: “The government is aware of the rumour being spread by the lazy opposition members on the false and imaginary return of modulated salary payment to the workers of the state.
”The rumoured return of modulated salary remains a rumour and there is no iota of truth in it.
The supervisor said that Governor Gboyega Oyetola during the presentation of the 2019 budget declared that the era of modulated salary payment is gone, stressing that the governor is still committed to his statement of striving to pay full salary to civil servants.
”We would also like to state that the governor would not in any way take any arbitrary decision on matters affecting the civil servants.
”It is noteworthy to remind the general public that the governor, who was a former Chief of Staff, had successfully managed the labour unions, and as a result, Osun recorded smooth and friendly government-workers relationship.
The former commissioner said if any decision is going to be taken on the welfare of the workers, it is going to be a joint decision where all the labour leaders will be carried along and would be given the opportunity to take the best decision for their members, as we witnessed in the past administration.
”What the laid-back opposition members want is to heat up the polity and incite the civil servants against the government.
He said the rumoured return of modulated salary is another pointer to the fact that the opposition members never meant well for the workers and the state specifically.
He however urged civil servants and the general public to dismiss the rumour as there is no iota of truth in it.
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