Oyo governor Makinde to pay double salaries to workers in December
Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says he and other officials in the government have continued to use their private cars to reduce cost of governance.
Makinde has promised to pay double salaries to workers in the state’s civil service in December 2019 .
The governor in a media chat in Ibadan, said that he has continued using his private car since his inauguration as governor of Oyo on May 29.
The governor alleges that officials in the last administration took over N5 billion from the state coffers and left only N19,000 while promising that he would pay what is described as ’13th month’ to workers in the state.
This means that those in the civil service would be getting double salaries in December this year.
The governor also said he had not bought a car for any of the officials in his government as part of the sacrifices they have to make for a better Oyo state.
The governor said the decision that he and all functionaries should use their private cars had saved the state between N3 billion and N4 billion, which could have been expended on vehicles.
Governor Makinde said his government will continue to make the welfare of the people of the state a priority.