Oyo State government is set to pay all civil servants on its pay roll their outstanding salaries.
This follows the approval by the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
The payment according to the directive should take immediate effect.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun who made this known in a statement on Monday said the payment would cover the salaries of September and October 2018 which are outstanding.
He stressed that the State Government was committed to the well-being and welfare of the people of the state, noting that the payment was an indication of Ajimobi’s steadfast commitment to the welfare of the workforce in the state.
He described Ajimobi as being passionate about the welfare of the workers in the state.
He pledged that the governor was putting machinery in motion to ensure that workers in the state got their salary on or before 25th of every month.
“Before the economic meltdown, the Senator Ajimobi administration used to pay on or before the 25th of every month. During this period, workers in the state also received a 300% increase in salaries between 2011 and 2015 as well as 13th month salaries for three years consecutively. There is no doubt that this administration is strongly committed to the welfare of the people and efforts are being put in place to ensure that salaries are no longer owed,” Arulogun said.
He charged workers in the state to be diligent, dedicated, devoted, committed and work assiduously towards ensuring financial sufficiency for the state.
He stated that it was through the “Ajumose” spirit of collective responsibility of all stakeholders that the financial reengineering being embarked upon by the State Government could be achieved.