Aregbesola commences salary payment, cuts pay of political office holders

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State
Osun state government led by Governor Rauf Aregbesola has begun paying the salary arrears owed civil servant in the state.
In a statement issued by the Governor’s Office and signed by Semiu Okanlawon, Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, the government said it is paying the balance of November and full December salary arrears owed. “We must assure our people that serious efforts are on to ensure the remaining months are also cleared,” the statement said.
Also, the government has announced a 50 per cent cut in salaries and allowances of all political office holders in the state. The statement further read that the government, while saddened and troubled by the turn of events in the financial status of the state and the country at large, is taking responsibility for the unfortunate problem and is prepared to meet the challenge head-on.
“Since the inception of this government, we have treated the resources under our control with the utmost respect and disbursed them diligently for the greater benefits of our people. Our mandate had always been to use our God-given wealth to bridge the gap between the downtrodden and the government.
“It is very unfortunate that we find ourselves unable to pay our workers their due wages for several months when, in the past, we stood for paying on or before the 25th of each month. We thank the ever gracious and understanding workers of our state for their patience as we go through this most trying time.
“However, we are glad to announce that we have commenced the process of paying for the balance of November and full December salary arrears for all our workers across the state and the process should be concluded by Friday, July 3rd, 2015. We are able to do this because our …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper