Osogbo – The Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly, Mr Najeem Salaam, on Tuesday commended civil servants in the state for their understanding and patience over the delay in the payment of their salaries.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that civil servants in the state are being owed five months salaries arrears.
The speaker said: “In spite of the difficulties, they (civil servants) are prepared to move on and for this gesture we are also assuring them of our support.
“ This is a trying period, yet, the workers have abided by the civil service rule to come to work and discharge their duty diligently.’’
“Our party is receiving the blessings of God now, but we must be very careful. The moral value of the party must not be set aside.
Salaam also congratulated those newly-elected into the Assembly following the April 11 governorship and State Assembly elections.
“There are lessons that we can learn from the elections and the lesson is that power is transient and we must be ready to leave landmark achievements that everyone will be proud of.
“The power to elect is in the hands of the people and they have used that power in our favour, therefore, we must justify the confidence they reposed in us, ” he said.(NAN)