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Despite Delay in State’s Allocation, Osun Governor Adeleke Approves Early Payment Of Salaries, Pensions, Wage Awards

Adeleke’s authorisation of early payment is intended to ease the financial burdens of workers during Ramadan and ahead of Easter.

In a move aimed at alleviating the financial burdens of public servants in the state, Governor Ademola Adeleke has authorized the payment of salaries, pensions, and palliatives for the month of March.

A statement released on Thursday by the Spokesperson to the governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, revealed that Adeleke also approved promotions for service personnel who were due for promotion since 2023.

This decision comes amidst the delay in the release of the state’s allocation from the Federation account.

The Head of Service, Mr. Samuel Ayanleye Aina, confirmed the governor’s directive, stating that the approval encompasses all categories of state and local government employees, including those in tertiary institutions. He assured that the necessary arrangements have been made to expedite the disbursement of payments, including the settlement of outstanding half salaries for retirees under the contributory pension scheme.

Aina said, “I can confirm that Mr. Governor has approved the March salaries, pension, and palliative wage awards, including the usual payment of the outstanding half salary for retirees yet to obtain their bonds.”

“This preemptive measure by the governor demonstrates his commitment to meeting the needs of our people.”

Governor Adeleke, who has been engaging with interfaith leaders at the Government House, emphasized that the early payment is intended to ease the financial burdens of workers, particularly ahead of the Easter period. He reiterated his administration’s unwavering commitment to prioritizing the welfare of the workforce.

“As I extend my best wishes to Muslim and Christian faithfuls during this blessed fasting season, the early payment serves as a gesture of support for our hardworking employees,” Governor Adeleke stated.

The timely approval of salaries, pensions, and palliatives reflects Governor Adeleke’s proactive approach to governance and his dedication to ensuring the well-being of the people of the state.

Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi

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