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Osun Govt did not owe us Salaries-NLC Chairman



Jacob Adekomi 1

The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Osun State chapter, Comrade Jacob Adekomi, has said that the government has lived up to the agreement reached on salary payment.

Adekomi who made disclosure in an interview with CityMirrorNews said that so far, the workers have received their take home pay up till January 2016 in line with the disbursed allocation from the Federal Government.

He added that the bailout fund received by the state government in 2015 was clearly monitored by the NLC, to ensure that the fund was used to pay salaries of workers owed from January to June, 2015.

The NLC Chairman, who admitted that although the retirees were not captured when the fund was requested for, also disclosed that the union unanimously agreed that the retirees should be a beneficiary of the bailout fund and the state government carried it out.

According to him “Based on the agreement reached with the state government, workers on Grade level 1-7 ‎got full salaries while workers on Grade level 8 and above received half of their pay pending when the economy of the state improves.

This he said was arrived at by the committee setup comprising of government officials and the NLC, to work on the modality of payment of salaries to avoid chaos.

Adekomi added that the civil service was peaceful as workers and retirees have received their salaries and pensions for the month of January while they await the Federal Allocation for the month of February ‎.