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Jubilation in Oyo as Makinde approves N25,000, N15,000 for govt workers, pensioners

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has approved the payment of N25,000 for workers and N15,000 for pensioners as wage awards in the state.

The governor said the payment will be for six months at an additional N2.2 billion to the wage bill of the state.

Makinde made the disclosure in the company of labour leaders including Comrade Kayode Martins (Nigerian Labour Congress), Comrade Bosun Olabiyi (TUC) and Comrade Olaonipekun Oluwaseun (JNC Public Sector), while addressing workers at the entrance of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan.

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Other government functionaries including, Special Adviser (Labour Matters), Comrade Adebayo Titilola-Sodo, the Executive Assistant to the governor, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, among others also accompanied the governor during the address.

The announcement sparked wild jubilation among labour leaders and public servants in the state.

The workers had stormed the governor’s office as part of a decision taken during a congress on Monday to ensure the issue is resolved once and for all.

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