No Plan To Sack Workers

Date Posted: July 21, 2015 at 6:34 am

AtThe Osun State government has said it has no plan of sacking 10,000 workers.

It said the “so-called plan to sack workers” was in the imagination of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor’s media aide, Semiu Okanlawon, in a statement, advised the people to dismiss the allegation.

The statement reads: “Discerning and decent people have come to the conclusion that when the PDP makes any allegation it must be quickly dismissed because it is in its character to fabricate falsehood to confuse the public.

“But the relevant question that must be asked is has PDP’s notoriety in lying helped it achieve anything in Osun?

“The answer is no. And that is because the people who understand the positive impacts of the Aregbesola administration have left the PDP behind in its lying act.”

The PDP raised the alarm that the All Progressives Congress (APC)- led government has concluded plans to retrench 10,000 workers.

A statement by its spokesperson, Diran Odeyemi, said: “The modalities to be adopted to downsize is being handled by an APC stalwart, who allegedly did a similar “job” during the tenure of Chief Bisi Akande, when workers were unceremoniously eased out of service.”

Describing the allegation as false, Okanlawon said: “This latest falsehood is part of its calculated move to misinform workers, confuse them and demoralise them. Nowhere has the Aregbesola administration signified any intention to sack workers.

“The party failed woefully in its plot to capitalise on  workers’ delayed salaries to instigate them against the government by sponsoring protests.

“We are aware it is plotting another crisis just to advance the dubious plan to cause mayhem.

“As for its other allegations, such as the issue of 50 per cent of salaries paid to workers on Grade Level 8 and above, the PDP dubiously remained silent on the fact that other categories of workers got their full salaries.

“On the allegation that Aregbesola refused to sell the helicopter being used for Surveillance, it is important to note that the PDP and its leaders have run out of fresh ideas with which to blackmail this government.

“Aregbesola’s family does not use the helicopter. The helicopter procured on lease agreement in 2012 as part of the Osun Swift Action Squad  cannot be the reason for the delay in salaries.

“In its warped understanding, its governorship candidate, Iyiola Omisore, accused this government of buying a helicopter at N8 billion.

“We are sure it has been embarrassed when it found out what a helicopter costs.”

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