Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has approved with immediate effect the payment of outstanding salaries to the state civil servants and teachers under the payroll of the state government.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun stated that the payment approved by Governor Ajimobi would cover the salaries of September and October 2018 which are outstanding in the state.
Arulogun restated that the state government was committed to the well-being and welfare of the people of the state, noting that the payment was an indication of Ajimobi’s steadfast commitment to the welfare of the workforce in the state.
The commissioner noted that Ajimobi was passionate about the welfare of the workers in the state, pledging that the governor was putting machinery in motion to ensure that workers in the state got their salary on or before 25th of every month.
He said, “Before the economic meltdown, the Senator Ajimobi administration used to pay on or before the 25th of every month. During this period, workers in the state also received a 300% increase in salaries between 2011 and 2015 as well as 13th-month salaries for three years consecutively. There is no doubt that this administration is strongly committed to the welfare of the people and efforts are being put in place to ensure that salaries are no longer owed”.