By Nofisat Marindoti
The Statistician-General of the State of Osun, Professor Wasiu Gbolagade has debunked the news that the state is owing teachers 28 months salary arrears.
Gbolagade in a media release obtained by Osun Defender, stated that the claim that the state was owing its teachers 28 months half salaries was inaccurate and totally at variance with the situation of things in the state.
According to him, the bulk of the teachers in the state falls within a salary category that get their full monthly salary and allowance.
“The accurate data in the State Bureau of Statistics shows that the Government of State of Osun is not owing salaries of any worker or teachers in the grade level 1 to 7 which falls into 40% of the total population of teachers in the State.”
He stated further that only ten percent of teachers in the state fall under the salary modulation system whereby they are paid 75 percent of their monthly emoluments.
”workers and teachers on level 8-10 which falls into 10% of the total population of teachers collects 75% of their salaries every month which means government is owning them 15% of their salaries.
The categories that falls into level 12-17 are the ones getting half of their salaries. ” the statement reads in part.
The Statistician General also noted that to demonstrate its commitment to the welfare of workers in the state, the Aregbesola administration, in spite of paucity of funds, paid workers across all grade levels full salary in the month of December.