The Osun state government has denounced the purported news of N25,000 allowance to workers in November currently in circulation, saying it is fake.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Public enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi on Sunday, described the allowance rumour as fake news from the pit of hell, and maliciously fabricated to deceive innocent workers and people of the state.
Alimi said the post on the purported allowance is the handiwork of some mischievous elements bent on creating a wedge between a worker-friendly administration of Senator Ademola Adeleke and its loyal workforce.
“To this end, the state Government is also using this avenue to assure and re-assure the teeming workforce of its avowed commitment to their welfare in line with the economic realities”, the statement read.
“It is worth noting that the State Government under the current administration implemented the financial implication of promotion for civil servants granted as far back as 2019”.
“Against this backdrop, in a matter of days, with all sense of sincerity and commitment to the welfare of workers, the current administration under the watch of His Excellency, Senator Ademola Adeleke will roll out a good and well-packaged transport scheme aimed at alleviating the pressure of transportation as a fall out of the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government with its attendant effects on workers and Nigerians generally”.
“We are quick to also emphasize that If there will be an additional allowance, the civil servants in Osun state should rest assured that the administration of Senator Ademola Adeleke will make this known via official channels”.
“Therefore, we enjoin workers and the entire people of Osun State to discountenance the viral post on allowance for workers”.
“Osun Government is still in the process of arriving at the appropriate support for workers within the available means of the state to avoid a repeat of the financial misadventures that characterized the past”.