Friday, 24 April 2015

Aregbesola Urges Labour Leaders To Suggest Ways Of Raising Money For Payment Of Salaries

Civil servants working in Osun state of Nigeria are most concern about this, it can be re-called that for a while now  the state government under the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola has not being able to meet up with the payment of salaries. For this reason, the Gov. has challenged labour leaders in the state to suggest how his administration could generate more funds to meet its obligations.

It will be recalled that the All Progressives Congress in the State in December, 2014 had said the allocation accruing to the state had fallen from N3.8bn per month to N1.3bn. The labour leaders have however said the government should consider the re-introduction of PTA back to schools to be able to raise little money considering that the people of Osun have been enjoying free healthcare, free education coupled with free meal for the students.

They also recommended that the governor should prioritise capital projects   and complete them in phases. Also a review of some laws which stipulate fines of as low as N20 or N50 as punishment for non-payment of some taxes should be considered.

They also advised the government to stop illegal mining of solid mineral resources such as gold and tantalite in the state.

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