The Osun State government led by the embattled governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has begun the part payment of salary arrears it owes his workers.
Having being paid since February, the Local Government Workers in Osun State have started to collect their March and April 2015 salaries.The alerts for the payment have started coming in from Friday June 26, 2015 afternoon.
It was also gathered that workers in others categories in the state would get their payment early next week starting from Monday June 29, 2015 as promised by Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Impeccable sources in the state revealed that labour unions rejected the option by the government to pay them two to three months and return to their duties posts.
They insisted that they (workers) would collect nothing less than five months salaries before they would call off the on-going strike in the state.
The State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Jacob Adekomi, was said to have handed down the decision during a meeting with government officials in the state.
But, the government made it clear that there was no way it could raise five months salaries at once presently, and that payment had to be gradual.