In a recent statement, Kolapo Alimi, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment in Osun State, addressed the ongoing debate surrounding the payment of arrears of half salaries owed by the previous administration.
In response to the claims made by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alimi, a prominent figure, has refuted the assertion that Governor Ademola Adeleke made a commitment to settle all salary arrears within a six-month timeframe upon assuming office.
In a bold move, the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a challenge to Governor Adeleke, urging him to fulfill his campaign pledge of promptly resolving all salary arrears within the initial six months of assuming office.
In an official statement delivered on Friday, the esteemed Information Commissioner made a noteworthy declaration from the city of Osogbo.
In a notable development, Governor Adeleke of Osun State and the Nigeria Labour Congress have reportedly reached an agreement on the payment of arrears. The Commissioner, while emphasizing this crucial development, underscored the commitment of the present administration to prioritize the well-being of civil servants.
In a fervent address, he implored the general populace to dismiss the actions of the APC members, characterizing their stance as detached from reality following their electoral loss.
Governor Ademola Adeleke has made a commitment to address the issue of unpaid half salaries. However, it is worth noting that no specific timeline has been provided for the fulfillment of this promise. Contrary to the claims made by the Governor, there is no record of him ever making a commitment to fully settle all outstanding debts within a six-month timeframe.
In the aftermath of their defeat in the gubernatorial elections, the APC has been fervently disseminating what some perceive as falsehoods and distortions. In a striking turn of events, it appears that the party in question has found itself in the opposition. However, it is crucial to note that despite this shift in their political standing, I implore them to exercise caution and refrain from engaging in any deceptive tactics that may manipulate the public sentiment for their own gain. In a stunning revelation, it has come to light that Adeleke, a prominent figure, has reportedly fulfilled their financial obligations by making payments for two consecutive months. However, it has been brought to attention that there exists a significant discrepancy, as they have allegedly neglected to make a payment for an entire duration of four years. This raises a pressing question: should Adeleke be engaging in discussions or making statements regarding this matter?
In a resolute statement, the Commissioner affirmed that the current administration has forged a binding accord with the NLC (Nigeria Labour Congress). It is worth noting that a well-defined framework has already been established to address the pressing issue of outstanding half-salary arrears, and the government is steadfast in its commitment to honoring this arrangement without any intention of reneging.