Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Osun State yesterday alleged that the Governor Rauf Aregbesola intends to reduce salaries of workers.
The party in a statement issued in Osogbo by its spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi, said memo notifying civil servants of a new pay regime that will see them forfeiting all allowances their colleagues in other states are enjoying, have already been circulated.
Odeyemi said in less than three years, the administration of Aregbesola has tinkered with the set-up of agencies overseeing primary and secondary education in the state.
But the government, in a statement issued by Semiu Okanlawon, the director bureau of communications and strategy, dismissed the opposition party’s allegation.
The PDP said memo informing workers of the forfeiture of their allowances was signed by Permanent Secretary in the office of the Head of Service, Mr Sunday Olajide, stating that the allowances include 27.5 per cent peculiar allowance for teachers, 25 per cent-35 per cent for other categories of workers.