BREAKING: Jubilation as Makinde extends workers' N25k wages, knocks presidency

BREAKING: Jubilation as Makinde extends workers' N25k wages, knocks presidency

  • Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state, has announced a six-month extension of the N25,000 wages workers in the state are getting
  • The wages, which were expected to end in March, were part of the efforts of the government to mitigate the effect of the fuel subsidy removal
  • Makinde also responded to the federal government's allegation that PDP governors were owing salaries and pensions journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Ibadan, Oyo - Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has announced that he will extend the payment of wage awards to the workers and pensioners in the state by another six months.

He also addressed claims that state governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are not paying salaries and pensions to workers in their state.

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Seyi Makinde extends workers' wages, sends message to Tinubu Photo Credit: Seyi Makinde
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Makinde declares wages for workers

The Nation reported that the governor, on October 6, 2023, approved the payment of N25,000 and N15,000 wage awards for workers and pensioners, respectively.

The initial six months were to terminate in March 2024.

Makinde said since his assumption of office, he has not failed to pay workers' salaries and pension to retirees later than the 25th of any month aside from paying of 13th month's salary every year.

A veiled response to the allegation from the federal government that PDP governors have not been paying salaries and pensions.

Makinde inaugurates 12km road in Ibadan

He made the remarks in a speech during the commissioning of the dualised 12km Challenge-Odo Ona Elewe- Elebu Apata Road on Friday.

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The governor at the event renamed the road Theophilus Akinyele Road, Ibadan

The governor of Enugu state, Dr Peter Mbah is joining Makinde at the Commission at an event which has in attendance top government functionaries, traditional rulers, religious leaders and various stakeholders.

Lawyer reacts to Makinde's move

Speaking on the matter, Barrister Titilope Anifowoshe, a legal practitioner, spoke with, commented the governor but urged him to increase the workers' salaries instead. She said:

"The move is commendable based on the current situation in the country. However, the governors must increase the minimum wages of workers since their federal allocations have been increased."

Federal allocation: Tinubu challenges PDP governors earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has knocked opposition governors under the umbrella of the PDP over their comments on hardship in the country.

Tinubu, through his minister of information and orientation, Muhammed Idris, asked the governors to give an account of their increased allocation to Nigerians.

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The president said the governors are fond of playing around the gallery rather than taking their leadership role as members of the economic council.


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