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Osun refutes claims of demoting workers or paying half salaries

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The Osun State government has vehemently denied reports claiming that workers in the state will be demoted or that there are plans to pay half salaries to state workers. In a statement signed by the Governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the government declared the claims to be outright falsehood and wicked fabrication. The statement further reiterated that Governor Ademola Adeleke has not and will not demote any worker, and there is no plan to introduce half salaries.

According to the statement, the bond of partnership between the current administration and the workers was further cemented at the May 1st workers day celebration. During the event, labour leaders praised the extraordinary commitment of Governor Adeleke to workers’ welfare, and all stakeholders confirmed that the governor was the first in Osun State to prioritize workers’ welfare on his governance agenda.

The statement also noted that the current administration has been clearing the mess and the evil fallouts of years of maladministration by the APC in Osun State. Part of that acclaimed step is the template adopted to clear years of half salary and pensions owed to Osun workers. It is, therefore, a failed hatchet job by the defeated All Progressives Congress (APC) to allege that a solution provider, a workers’ governor, and a performing leader of a peoples’ government is planning any anti-labour agenda.

The governor reminded the sponsors of fake news that the Adeleke administration inherited over N400 billion debt from the previous administration, a very low allocation from the federation account, a demoralized public service, vastly looted public facilities, a very deep state infrastructure deficit, and a disillusioned citizenry due to a government of deceit under the former Governor.

In conclusion, the Osun State government has emphasized that it remains committed to the welfare of workers and will continue to prioritize their welfare in all its policies and programs.

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