Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has offset the remaining two months of outstanding deductions from workers’ salaries.
Recall in July when the civil servants embarked on a protest to demand the payment of all outstanding deductions, the State Government paid four out of the six months deductions owed and Governor Seyi Makinde promised to pay the two months outstanding deductions alongside their August salaries .
Confirming this development to newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour Affairs, Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo noted that the Oyo government has kept its words to the workers of the state concerning the two months outstanding authorized deductions from their salaries.
Comrade Titilola-Sodo added that with this development, the Oyo State Government does not owe any arrears of deductions unlike many others that owe several backlog of salaries and deductions.
Goalpoacher News quoted him as saying that the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde has remained committed to the welfare of workers and pensioners in the state. His words:
“There was an outstanding of six months out of which four were paid in the last week of last month July.
“The Labour leadership however embarked on a week rally insisting on meeting with the Governor before suspending their action.
“The Governor at a public rally in front of the Governor’s Office pledged to offset the balance of two months with the salary of August 2023, a pledge that has now been met.
“This is in fulfillment of this government’s commitment to the welfare of workers and pensioners alike.
“In addition, the government through the State’s Pension Board has urged any pensioner earning below Five thousand, five hundred Naira (#5500) to furnish the Board with their original Pension Certificate for an immediate harmonization before further review. Titilola-Sodo concluded.