- Civil servants in Oyo are to breath a sigh of relief as the governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi, has ordered the payment of their salaries
- It was gathered that only September salary of state civil servants was outstanding
- Ajimobi is reported to be putting in place all measures to ensure workers in the state are paid their salaries on or before the 25th of every month
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has approved the immediate payment of outstanding salaries to state civil servants and teachers on the state government’s payroll.
This is contained in a statement signed by the commissioner for information, culture and tourism, Toye Arulogun, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday, October 29.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that only September 2018, salary of state civil servants was outstanding.
Arulogun, however, said that the approval covered September and October salaries. He restated government’s commitment to the well-being and welfare of the people of the state, noting that the payment was an indication of Ajimobi’s commitment to the welfare of the workers.
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The commissioner noted that Ajimobi was putting in place all measures to ensure workers in the state got their salary on or before the 25th of every month.
“Before the economic meltdown, the Ajimobi’s administration used to pay on or before the 25th of every month.
“During this period, workers in the state also received a 300 per cent increase in salaries between 2011 and 2015 as well as 13th month salaries for three years consecutively.
“There is no doubt that this administration is strongly committed to the welfare of the people and efforts are being put in place to ensure that salaries are no longer owed,” Arulogun said.
He charged workers in the state to be diligent, dedicated, devoted, committed and work assiduously toward ensuring financial sufficiency for the state.
Arulogun stated that it was through the “Ajumose’’ spirit of collective responsibility of all stakeholders that the financial reengineering being embarked upon by the administration could be achieved.
He recalled that the state government owed up to seven months’ salary in 2016 and the government promised to clear the backlog in due course which had been achieved.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ajimobi had on Friday, September 21, in the state capital, Ibadan, announced his intention to contest the Oyo south senatorial seat on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor made the announcement at the maiden General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture held at the Trenchard Hall of University of Ibadan. “You know I am running for the Senate. So, I went to Abuja for the screening exercise of our party and just returned yesterday,’’ Ajimobi said.
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