Political Appointees Agree to 50% Salary Slash – Governor Makinde
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says senior political appointees in the state have agreed to a fifty percent slash of their salaries due to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on the state’s economy.
Governor Makinde made this known while speaking at this year’s celebration of Workers’ Day held at Labour House, Ibadan, Oyo State.
He explained that the political appointees agreed to the pay cuts since the wellbeing of the common man takes precedence.
Governor Makinde equally disclosed that the state lawmakers had agreed to take a thirty percent slash of their monthly allocations.
According to the governor, the gesture of the lawmakers was geared towards at prioritising the economic safety of the state’s workforce.
Governor Makinde appealed to workers in the state to continue to show commitment to duty and come up with ideas that would revamp the economy of the state which has been seriously affected by the pandemic.
Earlier, the Oyo State chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Alhaji Sikiru Titilola-Sodo commended Governor Makinde for the prompt payment of workers’ salaries despite the economic situation of the state.
Radio Nigeria’s Olaolu Fawole reports that the state leadership of the union during the ceremony conferred an award of excellence on Governor Seyi Makinde for his efforts at improving the welfare of workers and pensioners since he assumed office.