Oyo: Gov Makinde extends civil servants’ wage award by 6 months

In order to lessen the effects of the financial hardship, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has announced that his administration will continue to pay workers’ and pensioners’ salaries for the next six months.

This was revealed by Mr. Makinde on Friday during the 12.5 km Challenge – Odo Ona – Elewe-Elebu – Apata dualized road project’s commissioning.

In October of last year, the state’s governor authorized the payment of N25,000 to employees and N15,000 to retirees.

“I will also announce today that the wage award will be extended by another six months to give us time to close out on the minimum wage discussion and negotiation,” he said.

Mr Makinde also disclosed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will roll out an action plan in the coming days to reduce the hardship caused by the economy.

“We all know the reality of the times no matter how anyone tries to paint it. In the weeks and months to come, our dear party will propose action plans that we believe will work for our nation when adopted.

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“In doing this, we will again demonstrate that we care more about the progress of our people than we do about politics. Like here in Oyo State, we don’t care what road, whether it is federal or state, we fix it because those roads have economic importance to Oyo State, not the federal,” he said.

Responding to allegations that PDP state governors are not paying salaries and pensions to workers in their respective states, Mr Makinde clarified that he has not failed to pay workers’ salaries and pensions to retirees later than the 25th of any month since his assumption of office.

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