The Government of the State of Osun under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has stated that all the political appointees in in the state are being paid 50 per cent of their salaries according to the modulated salary system adopted by the state.
The State Commissioner for Finance, Bola Oyebamiji stated this in a release adding that the situation is as a result of economic reality of the state.
The statement reads in part; “With the modulated salary structure, workers on levels one to seven, who constitute 67 per cent of the workforce, are paid full salaries, while those on grade levels eight to 10, who make up 25 per cent of the workforce, receive 75 per cent of their salaries.
“Workers on grade levels 12 to 17, a ‘mere’ eight per cent of the workforce, as well as all political appointees, receive 50 per cent of their salaries.
“Governor Rauf Aregbesola, though unhappy to pay the modulated salary to the workers, is compelled by the state’s current financial reality to adopt it to tackle the menace of irregular payment of salaries.
“The modulated salary is also necessitated by the desire of the administration to provide massive infrastructure, develop the state economically and transform Osogbo (Osun State capital) into a modern state capital.”
Oyebamiji explained that the wage of the state currently lies in the region of 2.2bn and the crash of crude iol in the international market has greatly affected the allocation of all states in the country.