Oyo State Governor Makinde Affirms Payment of 13th Month Salary Despite Earlier Wage Disbursement

Oyo State Governor Makinde Affirms Payment of 13th Month Salary Despite Earlier Wage Disbursement

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Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has reassured the state’s workers that his administration will continue the tradition of paying the 13th month salary, marking the fifth consecutive year. The Governor emphasized that this additional payment would be made before December 31, demonstrating his commitment to the welfare of the workforce.

This announcement comes even after the government had earlier disbursed the December 2023 salary and the December wage award of N25,000 to workers and N15,000 to pensioners. Governor Makinde made the declaration during the Oyo State’s 2023 Christmas Carol Service and Nine Lessons Service held at the Remembrance Arcade, Government House, Agodi, Ibadan. The theme of the event was “Unto us a child is born.”

Highlighting his administration’s dedication to workers’ welfare, infrastructure development, and other critical sectors, Governor Makinde expressed gratitude to his team and civil servants for their contributions to the government’s success. He thanked God for his re-election, attributing it to trust in God rather than godfatherism.

The Governor extended appreciation to the Fathers of the Faith for their prayers and support during his re-election. He acknowledged their role in advising him to complete ongoing projects, leading to his decision to seek a second term.

Expressing gratitude to the military, police, and service commanders for maintaining security in the state during a challenging year, Governor Makinde also thanked them for their efforts on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. He emphasized the positive changes observed and expressed gratitude for their commitment.

The Governor disclosed plans for the immediate renovation of the Government House Mosque and Government House Chapel, following the vision from one of the clerics. Additionally, he announced a makeover for the Government House, demonstrating his commitment to revitalizing the worship centers and the state’s administrative hub.

Reflecting on the challenges faced in the closing year, including the removal of fuel subsidy and fluctuating exchange rates, Governor Makinde prayed for a stable economy in 2024. He led the congregants in observing a minute of silence for the late Prophet Michael Olowere, a respected figure in the Oyo State religious community.

The Governor concluded by emphasizing his commitment to development across all zones and announced his intention to celebrate his birthday/Christmas at the Fashola Farms, now transformed into an Agribusiness Industrial Hub.

The event, attended by top government officials, traditional and religious leaders, featured special prayers for Governor Makinde, his family, the Oyo State House of Assembly, civil/public servants, traditional rulers, and the entire state. The Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. Oliver Ali Aba, acknowledged Governor Makinde’s unprecedented achievements and called for continued support for his administration to deliver more dividends of democracy.

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