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Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by midolian(m): 3:32pm On Sep 13, 2018
The Osun State Government has disbursed a whooping N19.8‎ billion for the payment of salaries of staff and pensioners in the state.

‎This huge amount, according to the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Bola Oyebamiji, covers the full salaries of August 2018, backlog of the salaries and pensions of September to December 2015‎ and leave bonuses.




Oyebamiji revealed that Governor Rauf Aregbesola gave the directive after consultation with the labour unions and other stakeholders in the state.

He stated this Thursday while addressing the media at the Ministry of Finance, state Secretariat, Osogbo.

Oyebamiji disclosed that the payment was made with the N16.6 billion latest Paris Club refunds received by the state from the federal government.

He said the state added N3 billion accrued from other sources to the Paris Club refunds to ensure the payment.

The commissioner said this is not the first time the Aregbesola administration will commit such lump sums received from the federal government to pay salaries and pensions of workers.

He stated that in November 2016, the state government received N11.4 billion Paris Club refunds and the following month disbursed N13.6 billion ‎to pay active and passive workers as salaries, pensions, leave bonuses and other emoluments, with N8.5 billion covering salaries of September to December 2016.

Similarly, he noted that N924 million was paid in the same 2016 to cover the leave bonus of September to December, adding that from this same Paris Club refund, N2.5 billion was paid to cover pensions from September to December of the same year.

He explained further: “‎Again, in July 2017, the government received N6.3 billion as the second tranche of Paris Club refund and paid N6 billion as salaries, pensions and leave bonuses. The breakdown is as follows: N3.76 billion as workers’ salaries, N504 million as leave bonuses, N791 million as pension and N935 million as salaries in the local governments.

“Since the commencement of the Aregbesola administration in November 2010, salaries, pensions and workers’ emoluments had taken not less than 80 per cent of the total revenue of the state. Indeed, a sizeable portion of the state’s debt was incurred on salaries.

“When the administration came, monthly workers’ salaries was N1.4 billion, while pensions was N200 million. However, with the increase of minimum wage from N9,000 to N19,000 and hiking of monthly pensions to N500 million, monthly salaries and pensions rose to N3.6 billion.

“Though there was a steady increase in revenue till the late 2013, however, by 2014, oil price commenced a steady decline, dropping to as low as $22 in 2015 from the height of more than $100 in 2013.”

According to the commissioner, the decline in oil revenue had affected revenue accruing to the state from the Federation Account which in turn affected workers across the states of the federation.

He noted further that the option available to the government was to rightsize the workforce of the state, but consultation with labour leaders and stakeholders under the leadership of veteran labour leader, Hassan Sunmonu, came up with an ingenuous arrangement of modulated salary whereby workers on grade level 1-7 were paid full salaries, levels 8-12 were put on 75 per cent, while level 12 and above received 50 per cent of their salaries.

Oyebamiji added that the modulated salary sustained the state till July this year when rise in oil price led to an increase in revenue to the state and the state promptly responded by resuming payment of full salaries for the month of July.

“For the second month, we have now paid full salaries to all our workers. It is my hope and prayers that this will be sustained, and we will never have cause to modulate workers salaries in Osun again. ‎

“Therefore, on behalf of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, I will like to commend and thank all the workers in Osun for their sacrifice, resilience and unflinching support to the government and dedication to duty, even in the midst of daunting challenges. I have no doubt that workers, in their demonstrable good nature and Omoluabi spirit, will reciprocate this good gesture from the government,” Oyebamiji said.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/09/13/osun-pays-four-months-workers-salaries/

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by madridguy(m): 3:33pm On Sep 13, 2018
SHAME ON YOU WICKED AREGBESHOLA.

Mtchew, you starved people for months just to score cheaper political point. Nonsense.

God Almighty will judge you all.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by Millenniumlady(f): 3:36pm On Sep 13, 2018
Election things

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by Aonkuuse(m): 3:36pm On Sep 13, 2018
Ortom you are next please pay us or no 2019 for you

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by Johnnyessence(m): 3:37pm On Sep 13, 2018
out of 17 full months Ogbeni owed, he quickly paid 4 months cos' of the election that is fast approaching. Atigbon ni ipinle osun.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by saaron(m): 3:39pm On Sep 13, 2018
Apparently, APC govt in Osun value elections more than the well being of their people.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by buharitill2023: 3:41pm On Sep 13, 2018
That is wonderful

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by midolian(m): 3:41pm On Sep 13, 2018
Johnnyessence:
out of 17 full months Ogbeni owed, he quickly paid 4 months cos' of the election that is fast approaching. Atigbon ni ipinle osun.
How many states are you from?

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by tuniski: 3:41pm On Sep 13, 2018
Desperate aregbesola/apc. Defeat loading for oyetola!

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by buharitill2023: 3:51pm On Sep 13, 2018
madridguy:
SHAME ON YOU WICKED AREGBESHOLA.

Mtchew, you starved people for months just to score cheaper political point. Nonsense.

God Almighty will judge you all.
read the story again before rushing to comment.
He said as oil decline to $22 in 2015.
And they paid full salary to level 1-7, 75% to level 8-12, 50% to level 12 and above.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by nzeobi(m): 4:08pm On Sep 13, 2018
building schools and owing teachers. hmm how can education sector make progress.
I forgot building infrastructures is an avenue for looting while paying salaries doesn't.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by nzeobi(m): 4:10pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
read the story again before rushing to comment.
He said as oil decline to $22 in 2015.
And they paid full salary to level 1-7, 75% to level 8-12, 50% to level 12 and above.

stop blaming oil for their inability to pay cos some states paid rather blame huge debt servicing.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by yns4real: 4:15pm On Sep 13, 2018
madridguy:
SHAME ON YOU WICKED AREGBESHOLA.

Mtchew, you starved people for months just to score cheaper political point. Nonsense.

God Almighty will judge you all.

How many month outstanding salaries did your hero in Ekiti pay before the election?

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by madridguy(m): 4:18pm On Sep 13, 2018
But his family are eating 3 square meal per day while workers and pensioner are dying.

buharitill2023:
read the story again before rushing to comment.
He said as oil decline to $22 in 2015.
And they paid full salary to level 1-7, 75% to level 8-12, 50% to level 12 and above.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by LibertyRep: 4:18pm On Sep 13, 2018
If not for the financial implications, elections should come every two years.

I share in the joy of the workers and pensioners.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by TundeBricklayer: 4:32pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
read the story again before rushing to comment.
He said as oil decline to $22 in 2015.
And they paid full salary to level 1-7, 75% to level 8-12, 50% to level 12 and above.

Stop deceiving yourself, check below


4 months out of 34months because of election grin grin I pray for APC to win Osun, we go dey here count 50 months workers salary and 70 months pension arrears grin grin imagine them paying just four months because of election and rejoicing grin grin only god knows when they will pay again after they win, Debts is seriously knocking in Osun door, they just used the last Paris club fund to settled four months salaries grin I pity incoming governor, even if Ngozi Okonjo win governor Osun she will be helpless because of their situation cheesy grin seriously I don't envy the incoming governor


APC must win Osun election! No room to transfer their failures to opposition

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by Jayboi(m): 4:37pm On Sep 13, 2018
paid 4 mths of 2015 arrears. yet to pay arrears of 2016, 2017 and 2018. No going back from the impending strike action

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by buharitill2023: 4:39pm On Sep 13, 2018
madridguy:
But his family are eating 3 square meal per day while workers and pensioner are dying.

nobody is dying in osun state,
The governor was sincere enough to let the workers and pensioner know what the problem is.
And the workers judiciously agree on this arrangement,
That a man that supposed to receive 150,000-200,000 naira will now received 75,000-100,000 naira, is that not fair enough, while a man that supposed to received 18000- 40,000 received full payment. So where did you see dying?
TundeBricklayer:

Stop deceiving yourself, check below


4 months out of 34months because of election grin grin I pray for APC to win Osun we go dey here count 50 months workers salary and 70 months pension arrears grin grin imagine them paying just four months because of election and rejoicing grin grin only god knows when they will pay again after they win, Debts is seriously knocking in Osun door, they just used the last Paris club fund to settled four months salaries grin I pity incoming governor, even if Ngozi Okonjo win governor Osun she will be helpless because of their situation cheesy grin seriously I don't envy the incoming governor


APC must win Osun election! No room to transfer their failures to opposition






34 months 50% arrear is not salary.
As you can confirm, he is not owing salary.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by yomi96(m): 4:46pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
nobody is dying in osun state,
The governor was sincere enough to let the workers and pensioner know what the problem is.
And the workers judiciously agree on this arrangement,
That a man that supposed to receive 150,000-200,000 naira will now received 75,000-100,000 naira, is that not fair enough, while a man that supposed to received 18000- 40,000 received full payment. So where did you see dying?
why are you tring to justify injustice and impunity, call a spade a spade, even the guy you quoted is a known zombie, but he is honest to see the wickedness in osun state. If only your family was among, you will not be saying all this rubbish.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by TundeBricklayer: 4:53pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
nobody is dying in osun state,
The governor was sincere enough to let the workers and pensioner know what the problem is.
And the workers judiciously agree on this arrangement,
That a man that supposed to receive 150,000-200,000 naira will now received 75,000-100,000 naira, is that not fair enough, while a man that supposed to received 18000- 40,000 received full payment. So where did you see dying? 34 months 50% arrear is not salary.
As you can confirm, he is not owing salary.
He is owing 17 months workers salaries, 34 months pension arrears for retired workers in the state, non remittance of 34 months contributory pensioners arrears, outstanding gratuity to all pensioners in the the state, non payment of allowances to all levels since 2016

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by SadMemories(m): 4:54pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
nobody is dying in osun state,
The governor was sincere enough to let the workers and pensioner know what the problem is.
And the workers judiciously agree on this arrangement,
That a man that supposed to receive 150,000-200,000 naira will now received 75,000-100,000 naira, is that not fair enough, while a man that supposed to received 18000- 40,000 received full payment. So where did you see dying? 34 months 50% arrear is not salary.
As you can confirm, he is not owing salary.
is it until alfa kabiru here in my area eat his sh*t and drink his p*ss before you get free from apc juju.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by Auladimeji(m): 5:33pm On Sep 13, 2018
nzeobi:

stop blaming oil for their inability to pay cos some states paid rather blame huge debt servicing.
An illiterate spotted

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by buharitill2023: 5:41pm On Sep 13, 2018
TundeBricklayer:

He is owing 17 months workers salaries, 34 months pension arrears for retired workers in the state, non remittance of 34 months contributory pensioners arrears, outstanding gratuity to all pensioners in the the state, non payment of allowances to all levels since 2016
according to this report, the commissioner of finance said they paid July full salary and August full salary, they paid outstanding Sept to Dec of 2017,
And from 2015 when the oil prices reduce to $22, according to this report, they started paying 75% to senior workers.
So where you see 17months?

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by rawtouch: 5:46pm On Sep 13, 2018
good but people will say it's politics..

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by AceRoyal: 5:46pm On Sep 13, 2018
Nigerian politics has made payments of people's rights and entitlements an achievement and privilege.

I LOVE MY COUNTRY BUT I'M ASHAMED OF OUR LEADERS!!!!

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by moorejewelryy(m): 5:47pm On Sep 13, 2018
since
Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by helphelp: 5:47pm On Sep 13, 2018
Hmmm
Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by omocalabar(m): 5:47pm On Sep 13, 2018
only yoruba muslims will applaude this shamefool act

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by frowland(m): 5:48pm On Sep 13, 2018
Good thing, but to be sincere, there are too many states that are totally not viable.
19 billion of oil revenue from SS just to pay workers in SW.?
Apart from teachers and security workers, who else there in Osun state deserves to be paid?
..and to tell you that this happens in every other unviable states across the federation. Shocking!
I pity SS to be honest because even the village where this oil is pumped out most of them there goes to bed hungry.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by SageTravels: 5:48pm On Sep 13, 2018
After election the will start accumulating another one the will pay 2022.

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Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by AlphaStyles(m): 5:49pm On Sep 13, 2018
chai so since oboy hunger wey go don dry people eeh
Re: Osun Pays Four Months Workers’ Salaries by allanphash7(m): 5:50pm On Sep 13, 2018
Nice one Ogbeni Rascal

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