Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke has authorized wage awards to pensioners and public employees in the state to lessen the effects of the elimination of subsidies.
The governor claimed that by taking this action, he was upholding his declared commitment to the welfare of workers and carrying out his promise to gradually implement palliative measures to lessen the impact of the elimination of subsidies.
Adeleke’s permission was communicated in a circular released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, according to the governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed. The circular revealed that state employees would receive a N15,000 pay award, while pensioners would receive N10,000.
The wage award will continue for six months, starting in December, according to the circular, which was signed by Sunday Olugbenga Fadele, a permanent secretary in the ministry.
Sequel to the negotiation meetings and interactions with labour movement in Osun state, including the representatives of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, the Governor of Osun State, Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has approved the monthly payment of N15,000 to each active worker and N10,000 to each pensioners in Osun State as palliatives to assuage the pains being experienced as a result of removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The payment, as approved, is to commence from the month of December, 2023 for a period of six months.
While acknowledging and appreciating the understanding of Osun state workers and pensioners for their show of understanding regarding the efforts of the state government in the last one year to improve tremendously on their welfare, being the first on the 5-point Action Plan, the present administration will continue to ensure its commitment to the welfare of workers are met at all times.
“It is expected that this gesture of government will spur workers in the state to be more diligent and committed to their duties” the statement concluded.