Hope of Osun State civil servants getting their salaries as at when due received a boost yesterday as the state House of Assembly assured them that the salaries had been captured in the 2016 budget estimate.
Osun civil servants had been placed on half salary payment in the last eight months, following dwindling allocation from the Federation Account.
Speaker Najeem Salaam and the Chairman, Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Kamil Oyedele made this known at the plenary session on Monday while deliberations were ongoing on the 2016 Appropriation Bill.
In a statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, Salaam after the preliminary said, “the capturing of the full salary in the budget for all categories of workers has shown that the government was working. hard to ensure that the civil servants are properly paid.”
Salaam went on: “The workers should then work hard and play their roles especially in generating revenue with a view to making the budget work.
“It is important for the civil servants to work hard, let us all block leakages so that we can have enough fund to carry out our obligations, including payment of full salaries of workers.”
He was corroborated by Oyedele , who said “ the budget was moderate, simple and realistic as it focuses on things that would boost the resources of the state.”