*receives Meritorious Award from Gov Makinde
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Government is now paying N30,500 as minimum wage for civil servants on its payroll .
The Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Labour Affairs, Barrister Bayo Titilola-Sodo stated this at the weekend while speaking with newsmen at the Oyo State 2022 Governance Retreat themed, “Finishing Strong” where he was given a meritorious award by Gov Makinde.
According to the Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Labour Affairs, the governor does not wait for Federal allocation before paying workers in Oyo state.
Barrister Titilola – Sodo, noted that the Gov Makinde led administration in Oyo state is also in addition to meeting its responsibilities as at when due and that ” paying workers’ entitlement is not limited to the active workers, as the senior citizens are not left behind”.
” The minimum wage in Oyo State is N30,500 and we have continued to meet our responsibilities as at when due. Paying workers’ entitlement is not limited to the active workers, as the senior citizens are not left behind”, he said
Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde while speaking at the retreat disclosed that the retreat was an opportunity to evaluate the governance policies being executed by his administration.
Governor Makinde stressed further that the retreat is expected to enable the administration make informed decisions about any adjustments we need to make as we strive to serve the good people of Oyo State better.”
“The 2-Day retreat is an opportunity to evaluate the governance policies being executed by our administration to enable us make informed decisions about any adjustments we need to make as we strive to serve the good people of Oyo State better.”
Barrister Titilola Sodo was given the meritorious award for his outstanding inputs to the turn around as well as for his excellent performance and achievements in the Labour sector including creation of 20 new Permanent Secretaries among teachers and Educators for efficient and effective implementation of the Education policy of the state, reducing the waiting period of teachers for promotion in order to motivate them, enabling primary school teachers to rise beyond GL15, increase of ceiling of car refurbishing and housing loans, inclusion of teachers in decision making by appointing them as members in both TESCOM and SUBEB,
Others are resuscitation of training in the Oyo State public service, resuscitation of merit awards to deserving workers irrespective of status, clearing of a whopping 4 years backlog of promotion, reinstatement of wrongfully dismissal/retired workers, respect for one of the attributes of a bureaucracy which is security of tenure, consistent payment of 13th month salary, prompt salary and leave bonus payment as at when due and payment of gratuities and pensions which have contributed immensely to the economic stability enjoyed in Oyo State.