The Osun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the payment of one month salary arrears for workers in the state.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola had ordered the payment of December Salaries on Tuesday just as he announced a reduction in the salaries and allowances of political office holders by 50 per cent.
However, a statement by the Osun PDP Director of Publicity, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, condemned Aregbesola for saying he had slashed the emoluments of political office holders by 50 per cent.
The opposition party said the pay cut had no impact because “only the deputy governor, chief of staff, and SSG are political functionaries appointed by Aregbesola after he was inaugurated for his second term in office”.
The PDP statement read, “With utmost disappointment and embarrassment we received the news of one month payment of workers salary in Osun. It is indeed a shock for Osun workers to receive payment alert of their Dec salary in July leaving an outstanding seven months unpaid with no fixed date for the payment.
“While sympathising with the entire work force and retirees in Osun, we appeal to them not to take laws into their hands and remain calm in the face of disappointment from the governor”.