Osun begins clearing salary arrears, nine days to governorship poll

Osun State government has begun clearing the arrears of salaries of workers on its payroll.

Also being cleared are the arrears of pensions and leave allowances.

About N19.6 billion, including the N16.6 billion balance of Paris club loan refund, is being committed to the payment of the salaries and pensions arrears.

Finance Commissioner, Bola Oyebamiji, addressing a news conference in Osogbo, explained that the payment is for August 2018 salaries and four months salaries, pensions and leave bonus arrears.

The state government embarked on the payment, following the agreement reached with the organized labour who threatened to mobilize workers for a strike over the unpaid salaries and pensions.

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