By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has announced the implementation of new minimum wage for workers in the State beginning from November 1, 2020.
The Governor also lifted the ban on Annual Salary Increment which was done in 2012, adding that the embargo on promotions and conversions has also been lifted with immediate effect.
This was made known by the governor in a series of tweets that his administration had approved the new minimum wage.
Oyetola tweeted, ”I’m delighted to announce that the implementation of the new minimum wage for Osun workers will commence on November 1, 2020.
“This follows the perusal of the recommendations of Govt./Labour Committee that we set up to work out the modalities for resolving all workers’ welfare-related issues.
“Additionally, we’ve lifted the ban on Annual Salary Increment which was done in 2012.
“Embargo on promotions and conversions is also lifted with immediate effect. This is in fulfilment our Administration’s pledge to give the welfare of our workers the deserved attention.
“I appreciate Labour Leaders and the entire workforce in Osun, who are our allies in the race to deliver stellar services to our people, for their selflessness, understanding, perseverance & love for State.
“You’re the reasons why, in spite of the economic storms, Osun still remains strong and outstanding in the comity of States.
“We all know that Osun is passing through the valley of economic challenges and we’ve proved every inch of the way that we’re stronger than the storm. I therefore appeal to our workers to reciprocate our gestures by ensuring increased productivity and efficient service delivery.”