Osun Assembly Approves Salary Hike for Political Office Holders

Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Adewale Egbedun
Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Adewale Egbedun google

The Osun State House of Assembly is set to forward a bill to Governor Ademola Adeleke aimed at enhancing the salary packages of select political office holders. Speaker Adewale Egbedun disclosed this development during the Assembly's plenary session on Monday.

The bill was formally presented to the Assembly on April 30, 2024.

Majority Leader Kofoworola Adewunmi, representing Ede North State Constituency, introduced the bill as a private member bill. He highlighted that the last revision of salaries for public/political office holders in Osun State occurred in 2007 and emphasized that the existing salary structure outlined in the Osun State Public/Political Office Holders Remuneration Package Law 2007 no longer aligns with present economic conditions.

Acknowledging the evolving economic landscape, Adewunmi stressed the necessity to uplift the salaries of certain public/political office holders to enhance their standard of living, in line with Governor Ademola Adeleke's five-point agenda.

He also referenced a State Assembly resolution from May 8, 2008, which previously raised the remuneration of specific office holders not covered by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission, now incorporated into the proposed bill.

Adewunmi clarified that the proposed salary adjustment does not encompass lawmakers' salaries, as these are subject to statutory review by the National Assembly.

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