Recession: Oyo government slashes salaries, entitlements of political appointees

Government of Oyo State has on today announced 50 per cent slash of salaries and entitlement of all political appointees in the state owing to the prevailing economic situation in the country.

The announcement was made by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli, who addressed newsmen at the state secretariat, Ibadan, adding that the slash will begin with immediate effect.

According to him, “The slash in salary is for all political appointees starting from the Governor, Deputy Governor, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Adviser, among others.
“This was approved by the ?governor along with his cabinet members at the last executive members meeting. This will also include slash in government expense profile, and compensation of political appointees.”

Alli who noted that the Governor would not be excluded from the process, expressed hope that the restructuring exercise of the government would impact positively on the state’s Internally Generated Revenue.

He further disclosed that the state government had almost completed a ten thousand metric tonnes of Silo at Oyo town, adding that this will be replicated across all senatorial districts in the state, to guarantee food security for people of Oyo.

Alli noted that the current verification exercise to restructure the civil service has revealed several anomalies in the system, assuring that the state government would not relent in addressing all systemic anomalies while maintaining cordial relationship with the state labour union.

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