Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved N15,000 monthly wage award for civil servants as part of measures to ameliorate their suffering occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.
A circular signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, Sunday Fadele, and made available to journalists in Osogbo, Wednesday, said the gesture was in a continuation of his avowed commitment to workers’ welfare and a fulfillment of his pledge for the gradual rollout of palliative measures to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.
According to the circular, the pensioners will get N10,000 each from the money which is expected to run for six months beginning from December.
“On the first day of my second year in office, I unveil this wage award and reaffirm our five-point agenda which has workers’ welfare as the number one item,” Adeleke said.
“Sequel to the negotiation meetings and interactions with the labour movement in Osun state, including the representatives of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, the Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has approved the monthly payment of N15,000 to each active worker and N10,000 to each pensioner 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 December 2023 for six (6) 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 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,” Adeleke said.