Osun assembly allays workers’ fears over salary payment
The Osun State House of Assembly has allayed the fears of the state civil servants over the continuation of payment of half salaries to senior public servants on grade level 08-17, saying the full payment of their emoluments have been captured in the 2016 budget estimate.
The speaker, Najeem Salaam and Chairman, Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Kamil Oyedele dropped the hint at the plenary on Monday during the further consideration of the 2016 Appropriation Bill.
The state governor, Rauf Aregbesola had presented a budget proposal of N150 billion to the Assembly, but due to the prevailing poor economic situation, he approached the lawmakers to readjust the budget downward to N137.9 billion, which is being considered by the house.
In a statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and
Strategy, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, Salaam said the capturing of the full salary of workers fiscal estimate for all categories of workers has shown that the government was working hard to ensure that civil servants are properly paid.
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