Oyo Governor Makinde Approves N25,000 Wage Awards for Workers, N15,000 for Pensioners

Oyo Governor Makinde Approves N25,000 Wage Awards for Workers, N15,000 for Pensioners

  • Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has approved wage awards, with workers set to receive N25,000 and pensioners N15,000 for a period of six months, starting from October 2023
  • The announcement was made during the governor's address to workers in Ibadan on November 6, where he emphasised his commitment to prioritising the welfare of workers
  • The additional payment, amounting to N2.2 billion, will reportedly contribute to the state's wage bill

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Ibadan, Oyo state - Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has approved the payment of N25,000 for workers and N15,000 for pensioners as wage awards in the state.

He made this known while addressing workers at the entrance of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan, on Monday, November 6.

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Governor Makinde has approved N25,000 wage awards for workers in Oyo state. Photo credit: Seyi Makinde
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According to the governor, the payment will be for six months

"This morning, we addressed Oyo State workers and labour union leaders at the State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan. I informed them that our administration had approved the payment of N15,000 to each pensioner on the State’s payroll and N25,000 to each civil servant. The payment will commence from October 2023 for six months," the governor said on Monday, November 6.

I will prioritise workers' welfare - Seyi Makinde

Meanwhile, Governor Makinde also promised to work towards a more sustainable solution for Oyo state's workers within the six months.

"Our administration will continue to prioritise the welfare of workers while at the same time ensuring that we also prioritise the needs of the good people of Oyo stat," he said.

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The Nation reported that the payment makes an additional N2.2 billion to the wage bill of the state.

FG commences payment of N35,000 wage award

In a related development, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's administration has commenced payment of the N35,000 wage award to federal civil servants under the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure.

Some civil servants confirmed they started receiving credit alerts on Tuesday, October 31.

“Yes, I did receive it. I saw the alert about 15 minutes ago. I think it is for September because the alert indicated September," a civil servant was quoted as confirming.

Source: Legit.ng

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