Oyo State Governor, 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 disclosed this in a statement on Monday, saying that the payment approved by the governor will cover the salaries of September and October 2018 which are outstanding in the state.
Arulogun restated that the state government is committed to the well-being and welfare of the people of the state. He described the payment as an indication of Ajimobi’s steadfast commitment to the welfare of the workforce in the state.
The Commissioner stated that the governor is passionate about the welfare of the workers in the state. He said plans were being made to ensure that workers in the state get their salaries on or before 25th of every month.
His words: “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”.
Arulogun charged the workers to be diligent, dedicated, devoted, committed and work assiduously towards ensuring financial sufficiency for the state. According to him, it is through the Ajumose spirit of collective responsibility of all stakeholders that the financial reengineering being embarked upon by the state government can be achieved.
It will be recalled that Oyo State government was owing up to seven months salary in 2016 and the government promised to clear the backlog in due course.