Staff Audit Exercise Ends In Osun, Union Leaders Express Hope On Payment Of Salary

Aregbesola (1)Staff Audit Screening embarked upon by the Osun State Government to ascertain the actual figure of workers and monthly wage bill of the State has been rounded off today.

Radio Nigeria correspondent who monitored the screening exercise in some designated areas as well as the State Government Secretariat reports that the screening started on Wednesday 19th of August and ended today Monday 31st of August. .

Osun State Government has claimed that the monthly wage Bill of the state was 3.6billion Naira which Labour Unions some people within the opposition disagreed with.

The exercise was also to ascertain if there was ghost workers were on the state government’s payroll.

But when the State found itself in financial crises leading to non payment of workers salaries running to about eight months, members of the National Assembly from the state as well as their state assembly counterparts organised a stakeholders summit to find solution to the problem.

At the end of the summit, a communique was issued where it was stated that a staff audit should be carried out to know the staff strength of the State.

Speaking, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Jacob Adekomi who said Labour Unions have been clamoring for the exercise for a long time expressed optimism that a good report would come out from it.

Some Civil servants including Mr Olabode Awe, Mr Adegoke Jolaoluwa and Mr Gbenga Oyebode said they expected the state Government to pay backlog of their salaries before the 15th of September as promised by the state Governor.

Reacting, the State Chief of Staff,Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola appreciated the state Civil servants for their understanding and promised that efforts were been made to pay their salaries immediately bailout funds are received.

Alhaji Oyetola expressed joy that the workers had realized that the inability of the state Government to pay their monthly salaries was not due to financial recklessness.

Meanwhile, the NLC has promised to address journalists in the State immediately reports of the screening exercise were released.