The Osun State Government has distanced itself from reports making the rounds that it has increased the allowance of the state civil servants by N25,000.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, the state government pronounced the report fake news and maliciously fabricated by enemies of the state.
It added that the fake report was the handiwork of mischievous individuals who are relentlessly working to create discord between the government and the state workforce.
“Attention of the Osun State Government has been drawn to the purported N25,000 allowance to workers in November currently in circulation.
“Against this backdrop, Osun State Government is constrained to dismiss it not only as a fake news from the pit of hell but maliciously fabricated to deceive innocent workers and people of the state.
“The administration of Senator Ademola Adeleke is therefore using this medium to assure the public, particularly civil servants, that the post in question 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 its teeming workforce of its avowed commitment to their welfare in line with economic realities.
“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 fallout 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.”