The Oasis Reporters
September 11, 2019
In an interactive session held with Oyo state public/civil servants, Wednesday at Governor’s Office, Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde announced the approval of N557million
to pay backlog of unpaid salaries to workers, inclusive of local government staff in the State owed between 3 to 7 months.
Makinde announced this during an interactive session with the state Civil/Public Servants in commemoration of his 100 days in Office, held at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, secretariat, Ibadan.
With him was his wife, Tamunominini, Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka and Head of Service, Mrs Ololade Agboola as well as a host of top civil and public servants
He also revealed that Oyo state has received a six million dollars grant from the World Bank via the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Programme Under the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
The huge sum equivalent to be about N1.8Billion is expected to be spent in improving education in the state as well as using a part for government-owned schools subvention.
While responding to about 33 questions asked by the civil/public servants which mainly centered on demands, Governor Makinde stated that to save more money to cater for the needs outlined, a verification exercise will soon begin for the civil/public servants in the state to expunge ghost workers from the system.
Governor Makinde added further that the exercise is not to witch-hunt any of the government workers but to make sure that there is no fraud on the government payroll .
Additional source: IbadanRadioGuide