Non-Payment Of Salaries: Aregbesola Urges Labour Leaders To Suggest Ways Of Raising Money

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Following agitations by civil
servants in Osun State over the non-payment of salaries, the State Governor,
Rauf Aregbesola 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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