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Osun govt begins payment of full salaries, three years after

The Osun State Government has begun the implementation of full salary payments to all civil servants in the state.

The state Commissioner of Information, Adelani Baderinwa, confirmed this development to our correspondent in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

According to Mr Adelani, the full salary payment started with the July payment.

The state started ‘modulated’ salary payment in June 2015 when the state faced an economic crisis.

This year’s June salary payment marked the third anniversary of half salary payments in the state.

Prior to this time, only workers below level 7 received full salary payment. Workers between level 8 and 12 had been receiving 75 per cent of their salaries while the state’s staff on grade level 13 and above had been receiving 50 per cent of their salaries in line with the structure.

Mr Adelani, however, told CAMPUS REPORTER that the end has come for modulated salary structure.

“Government had never deliberated gone out of its way to pay modulated salary. It was because of financial resources available to governing. It is the last thing the governor wished. If you noticed, there have been an increment in the cost of crude oil which is affecting the income of the state,” he said.

When CAMPUS REPORTER asked if the payment was inspired by next month’s governorship election, he said: “We have that agreement that when government gets extra payment we will pay full salary.”

He did not say when the workers will receive the cuts made to their salaries over the years.

“It is a good development. At least, we can go to the polling unit with joy and pay our children’s school fee without delay and celebrate Sallah,” Akinbade Mojeed, a teacher at Our Lady High School, Modakeke, Ile Ife said.

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