- Governor Seyi Makinde has ordered the payment of the 13th-month salary for the civil servants
- Makinde made this known on Saturday, December 26
- The governor said he is committed to making life bearable for the people of the state
In its efforts to cushion the effect of the novel coronavirus on the people of the state, especially the civil servants, the Oyo state government has approved the 13th month for its workers.
Legit.ng reports that this was disclosed by the governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, via a tweet, on Saturday, December 26.
Makinde said the gesture is within his promise to prioritise workers' welfare in the state, adding that he had earlier paid the December salary of the workers.
"As usual, Governor Seyi Makinde will be paying the 13th-month salary to the state workers. This is within his promise to prioritise workers' welfare in Oyo state."
The governor said the civil servants and staff of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state would receive the salary.
Makinde also reiterated this in Saki town while speaking during a get-together organised to mark his 53rd birthday, adding the year-end bonus would be paid next week.
He applauded civil servants for their support and pledged his government’s resolve to ensure it enhances their working conditions.
The state Head of Service, Ololade Agboola, while applauding the governor’s consistency in the payment of salaries and other bonuses, confirmed that December salary had been paid so that civil servants can have enough time to shop for Christmas and meet other financial obligations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the crisis rocking the southwest chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, December 21, took another twist as the former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, hit hard at Governor Makinde.
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It was reported that the battle of who controls the party in the southwest has pitched the two leaders against each other and their supporters were not spared either.
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