By Emmanuel Adeleke
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved a sum of N10,000 as Christmas bonus for every pensioner in the state.
Makinde, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, on Friday, said the action was taken to assist retired workers, who served the state meritoriously, to have a good Yuletide.
According to the statement, the bonus came days after the government paid December 2022 salary to the workers and pensions.
“His Excellency has approved the payment of N10,000 to all pensioners in the state as Christmas Turkey bonus. It is a flat rate for all pensioners.
“The bonus is coming days after the state government paid the December 2022 salaries to workers and pensioners.
“The governor had equally approved the payment of 13th month salary, which is expected to be paid on or before December 31, 2022.
“His Excellency wishes that all retirees will enjoy a Merry Christmas.
“The bonus is a token of His Excellency’s appreciation and assistance to our aged and retired citizens, who had served the state meritoriously for decades,” the statement read.