May 18, 2024

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Osun Workers Are In Good Term With Governor Adeleke – NLC, TUC

Our attention has been drawn to a delusional and misleading report purportedly issued by a faceless, baseless and non-existent Trade Union Affiliate claiming to be a group of workers in Osun State. For the avoidance of doubts, we would like to state categorically and constitutionally that the said elements, “Osun Workers Union” (OWU) as they parade themselves, are not known to any of the two recognized Labour Centers (Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress, TUC) existing in Nigeria.

We would have allowed their fallacy to pass and disregard it as our members chose and know their leaders, most importantly the good works of Mr. Governor and his team.

Contrary to the false claims of the unfounded jesters that the talk and do Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has not been paying the agreed Wage Award Palliative to the Serving and Retired workers in the State. We wish to confirm that the government has not at any point in time defaulted in payment of the Wage Award since December 2023 when the payment commenced till date. We are aware that the little delay in March payment was due to a glitch in the designated bank that was supposed to effect the payment. Upon resolving the issue, Osun State Government Serving and Retired Workers are already receiving the alert to that effect.

It is also worthy of note that Governor Adeleke has been paying Half Salary Arrears on a monthly basis to workers who retired under the Contributory Pension Scheme, who are yet to receive their bonds. This he did to keep the souls and bodies of this category of workers alive in his own volition.

We must reiterate the fact that His Excellency, IMOLE Himself, has kept to his promise of quarterly payments of this half salary to all workers in the State. He has paid that of the first quarter of the Year 2024, and we are just in the first of the three months of the second quarter, we are confident that he will also pay as usual that of this quarter and subsequent ones.

Finally, we urge our members to disregard the fabrications of these disgruntled elements as all they have said remains filament of their weird imagination and their paymasters. We know them, and their antics as we move gradually to another electioneering cycle in Osun State, more and more of such false claims should be expected. We can’t forget so soon that propaganda is their stock of trade.

We appeal to Mr. Governor to continue on his good gestures towards Osun Workers and the populace at large. His Excellency should stay focused and not to be distracted by these unscrupulous fake elements. We wish to confirm once again the unalloyed supports of the entire Workforce in Osun State and to state without mincing words that as long as he continues to put smiles on our faces, nothing will ever make us look back. Osun Workers are very pleased and at home with his administration.


Comrade (Dr.) Christopher Abimbola Arapasopo
Chairman, NLC

Comrade ′Bimbo Fasasi
Chairman, TUC

Comrade Lasun Akindele
Chairman, JNPSNC