Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has agreed to pay workers in the State the sum of twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000) as wage award.
Equally, the Governor agreed to pay pensioners the sum of fifteen-thousand naira (N15,000).
Makinde made the promise to the workers during a solidarity rally held at the State Secretariat, Governor’s Office, Ibadan on Monday.
Recall that the Governor had about four weeks ago inaugurated an 11-member ad-hoc inter-ministerial committee on the harmonisation of the demands of labour unions in the state.
The governor, who performed the inauguration at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, charged the members of the committee to be open-minded and to come up with homegrown solutions on issues bordering on workers’ welfare in the state.
Makinde also tasked the committee, headed by the secretary to the state government (SSG), Prof Olanike Adeyemo, to come up with a report on the modalities for the implementation of workers’ demands.
While addressing the workers and retirees, Makinde noted that the payment would start from October and will be sustained for the next six months.