In a significant and unprecedented move, Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has announced substantial wage increases for both state workers and pensioners. Workers will now receive a monthly wage of N25,000, while pensioners are set to benefit from a monthly pension of N15,000.
The governor made this remarkable announcement during a solidarity rally held at the State Secretariat, Governor’s Office, Ibadan, on Monday. This decision follows Governor Makinde’s inauguration of an 11-member ad-hoc inter-ministerial committee about four weeks ago. The committee’s primary objective was to harmonize the demands of labor unions within the state.
At the committee’s inauguration ceremony, held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, the governor emphasized the importance of adopting open-minded approaches to address various issues related to workers’ welfare. The committee, led by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof Olanike Adeyemo, was tasked with devising homegrown solutions and presenting a comprehensive report outlining the modalities for implementing workers’ demands.
Governor Makinde assured both workers and retirees that the increased payments would commence from October and continue for the next six months, marking a significant step towards enhancing the well-being of Oyo State’s labor force and pensioners.