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How Is Gov Adeleke Able To Pay Outstanding Half Salary Arrears Dating Back 7 Years? Ans: Plugging Financial Leakages

The Oasis Reporters

March 28, 2023








Nimble feet for the dance, Gov. Ademola Adeleke (in blue) rejoicing with his nephew, phenomenal artiste, Davido Adeleke.

When All Progressives Congress (APC) happened to govern Osun state starting with Rauf Aregbesola some 13 years ago, locusts descended on the space.

The agrarian state witnessed great decline, leading it into unprecedented debts and massive borrowing with little or nothing to show for all that. To even pay fractions of monthly salaries in selected but staggered months, Osun always prostrated at bailout offices.


Then followed an eight year tortuous trek and struggle by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to rescue the state.

It succeeded.

In a release from the office of the Spokesman to the governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, we learn that the “Executive Governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has approved the payment of yet another batch of half salary arrears for the state and local government civil servants.





In a letter from the Head of Service, Mr Samuel Aina, dated 22nd February, 2023 conveying the approval, Governor Adeleke approved payment of February 2016 half salary arrears for the state’s civil servant.

The letter was signed on behalf of the Head of Service by the Director, PSO, Mr K. Akintola.




It would be recalled that earlier this month, the state government paid the January 2016 half salary arrears to the state workforce while approving modalities for the payment of all the 30-months half salary arrears inherited from the previous APC government in the state. This latest payment is in continuation of the modalities earlier approved by Governor Adeleke.

This payment directive is to be treated with utmost urgency as stated by the state’s Head of Service and it can be reliably stated that payment has already begun as the state civil servants are already receiving credit alerts payment to that effect.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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