The Bishop, Diocese of Osogbo, Methodist Church Nigeria, Rt. Rev. Amos Ogunrinde, has commended Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola over infrastructural and educational development in the state.
The Bishop made the comment during a press conference he addressed in Osogbo as one of the activities to mark the 10th anniversary of the diocese. The Bishop also appealed to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, to pay 19 months in half salaries, which the government owes state workers.
According to Punch Newspaper, the cleric stated that the state government was paying workers on grade levels one to seven full salaries, while other categories of workers were receiving modulated salaries since July 2015 when economic crisis took its toll on the state.
He said, “May I also encourage Mr. Governor to make payment of workers’ salaries a priority in the state. Labourers deserve their wages. There are outstanding salaries of 19 months. We cannot say that some categories of workers, who have been collecting half salaries since July 2015, have been paid fully.
“We understand the economic problem which is affecting many states including Osun but we want the governor to make payment of salaries a priority. A hungry man is an angry man.”
The bishop however gave a strong commendation on Governor Aregbesola for infrastructural and educational development in the state.