10th November, 2021
The government of Osun State has denied any link to a fake statement titled ‘Oyetola lifted the embargo on annual increment and nominal promotions in Osun’, doing the rounds.
According to a statement signed by the Head of Service, Dr Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade, the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has continued to pay the salaries and allowances of all categories of workers in the State based on the approved Minimum Wage since 2020.
Oyebade said it was noteworthy that at a time when some states are struggling to effect minimum wage for their workers, Osun has continued to fulfill its obligations in spite of daunting financial difficulties.
“We enjoin the public to note that government has not defaulted in the regular and prompt payment of full salaries and allowances of all workers despite the acute financial challenges confronting the State and the fact that some other States are backing-off from the implementation of the Minimum Wage for their workers”, he said.
Oyebade, who described the circular as the handiwork of mischievous people bent on misleading the public, called on citizens to disregard the unauthorised document and the information contained therein.
“The public, is therefore, enjoined to note that the press statement credited to the Head of Service is a product of mischief, and hence, should be disregarded. The content of the statement is not the truth and did not emanate from my office”, he added.