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Osun assembly sends bill to increase civil servants’ salaries to Governor Adeleke

Ms Adewunmi stated that the last time the salaries of public and political office holders in the state were reviewed upwards was in 2007.

• May 20, 2024
Osun State House of Assembly
Osun State House of Assembly

The Osun House of Assembly is to send a bill to increase the salary packages of some public and political office holders to Governor Ademola Adeleke.

Adewale Egbedun, speaker of the assembly, made this known during plenary on Monday.

The salary increment bill, titled Osun State Public/Political Office Holders Reviewed Remuneration Package (Amendment No. 2) Bill 2024, was presented to the assembly on April 30.

The bill was presented to the House by Kofoworola Adewunmi, the majority leader and the lawmaker representing Ede North State Constituency, as a private member bill.

When reading the policy thrust of the bill, Ms Adewunmi stated that the last time the salaries of public and political office holders in the state were reviewed upwards was in 2007.

She said the salaries stipulated for public office holders in the Osun State Public/Political Office Holders Remuneration Package Law 2007 were no longer in tandem with the current economic realities.

“You will agree that the current economic reality is not the same as what was obtainable 17 years ago when the law was passed.

“It has therefore become imperative to review the salaries of some public/political office holders to improve their living standards, which is in tandem with the five-point agenda of Governor Adeleke.

“In addition, the state assembly resolution taken on May 8, 2008, wherein there was an upward review of the remuneration package of some public/political office holders not covered by revenue mobilisation, allocation and fiscal commission, as proposed by the state government, has been further reviewed and subsumed under this bill,” she stated

Ms Adewunmi equally clarified that the salary increment didn’t affect or cover the lawmakers’ salaries, explaining that the National Assembly statutorily reviews state lawmakers’ salaries. 

(NAN)

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