The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has announced that workers will receive a payment of N25,000 and pensioners will receive N15,000 as wage awards in the state.
This payment will be made for six months, resulting in an additional N2.2 billion added to the state’s wage bill.
Makinde made this announcement while addressing workers at the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan, in the presence of labor leaders and other government officials including Comrade Kayode Martins (NLC), Comrade Bosun Olabiyi (TUC), Comrade Olaonipekun Oluwaseun (JNC Public Sector).
Other government functionaries including, Special Adviser (Labour Matters), Comrade Adebayo Titilola-Sodo, the Executive Assistant to the governor, Reverend Idowu Ogedengbe among others also accompanied the governor during the address.
The workers had gathered at the Governor’s Office as part of their efforts to resolve the issue.