Oyetola said, “I think there is a misconception, we don’t pay half salaries. We pay Modulated Salaries.
He further explained that the state is currently not oweing any workers, adding that for those who were not being paid in full, an agreement had been reached between them and the government on the system of payment when the country experienced an economic downturn.
“Levels 1 to 7 have full salaries. We are not oweing anybody on levels 1 to 7.
“Levels 8 to 10 now earn 75%. Its only 12 and above that earn 50% and like I said, when there was economic downturn, it was a joint decision between the workers and the government.
“There was a committee that was set up where we resolved that rather than laying off workers, we believe the situation we found ourselves was temporary and decided to let every worker still be on the pay roll,” he said.