In a move to prioritize the welfare of civil servants in Osun State, Governor Ademola Adeleke has approved the payment of a monthly wage award of N15,000 to active workers and N10,000 to pensioners. The wage award is set to run for a period of six months, starting in December.
The announcement was made in a statement signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, and was obtained by wowplus news on Wednesday. Governor Adeleke emphasized that the wage award is part of his commitment to workers’ welfare and a fulfillment of his promise to gradually introduce palliative measures to cushion the impact of subsidy removal.
The circular issued by Sunday Olugbenga Fadele, a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, on Wednesday in Osogbo, further confirmed the governor’s decision. In the circular, Governor Adeleke explained that the wage award is a result of negotiations and interactions with the labor movement and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners. It is intended to alleviate the hardships caused by the removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The governor expressed his gratitude to the workers and pensioners in Osun State for their understanding and support, acknowledging their patience as the state government worked to improve their welfare over the past year. He also emphasized that the government will continue to prioritize the welfare of workers and ensure that their needs are met.
The announcement of the wage award has been met with positive feedback from civil servants and pensioners in Osun State. Many have expressed their appreciation for the governor’s commitment to their well-being and have pledged to redouble their efforts in their respective roles.
The decision to implement the wage award reflects Governor Adeleke’s dedication to the welfare of workers and pensioners in Osun State. It is expected that this gesture will not only alleviate the financial burden on civil servants and pensioners but also motivate them to remain committed and diligent in their duties.
As the state government takes this proactive step to support its workforce, it sets a positive example for other states in Nigeria to prioritize the welfare of their civil servants and pensioners. Governor Adeleke’s commitment to workers’ welfare is a testament to his leadership and dedication to improving the lives of the people of Osun State.
In conclusion, the approval of the monthly wage award for civil servants and pensioners in Osun State is a significant development that underscores the governor’s commitment to workers’ welfare. The decision to provide financial support as a palliative measure demonstrates the state government’s proactive approach to addressing the challenges faced by its workforce. It is expected that this initiative will not only alleviate the financial burden on civil servants and pensioners but also boost morale and productivity in the state.