Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday promised that his administration will pay all outstanding salaries and gratuities of pensioners in the state.
The governor stated this at the Governor’s office, Agodi, while receiving pensioners in the state who paid him a thank you visit for the prompt payment of their pensions.
He said government is not doing the civil servants and pensioners a favour by paying their salaries because it is their right.
His words: “As I said last Saturday, the government is not doing civil servants and pensioners a favour by paying their entitlements on time, as it is their right. We promised to also make all outstanding backlog payments to pensioners over time.”
The governor assured them that he will continue to pay salaries and pensions as and when due.