To reduce the impact of the current economic situation on all his state workers; the Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi has disclosed his readiness to offset all outstanding workers’ salaries and ensure prompt payment thereafter.
In a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun in Ibadan on Thursday, the governor said, his administration is so concerned about the global economic situation and he is determined to making life easier and meaningful for the entire citizenry by meeting its obligations promptly.
He stressed that his government meets regularly with the leadership of the workers’ unions in order to keep them abreast of the finances of the state and rub minds on scenarios that will provide solutions to the challenges.
Ajimobi explained that his adninstration is very passionate about the welfare of workers and the people of the state in general. “We are not comfortable with the situation of things in the state,” he added.
“We know there is a lull in the economy but the situation is changing gradually and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) drive is yielding positive results. Without adequate resources for prompt payment of salaries, developmental projects will naturally suffer.
We empathize with our people, we feel the pains too. Let our people be reminded that before now, we paid as at when due. We paid 13th-month salary and we increased housing and car loans by a hundred percent (100%). Pensioners got one hundred and fourty two percent increase with backlog paid amongst many other welfare’s schemes by this administration”, Ajimobi explained.
He assured that his government would continue with its human – faced policies to ensure that citizens reap the dividends of democracy.