The Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has reiterated the commitment of his administration to pay the N18,000 minimum wage to the state workforce just as he sought the input of professional bodies to boosting the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
Senator Ajimobi stated this during a courtesy visit paid to him by the executive members of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) Oyo State chapter at the Governor’s Office.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Hon. Moses Alake Adeyemo explained that his administration was sympathetic to the plight of the state workforce, saying: “this is why we are committed to uplifting their welfare through improved pay package, as well as providing conducive working environment.”
While noting that the financial resources of all states in the federation were not the same, he argued that while some states had huge income from oil revenue others were from IGR.
He, however, assured that the state would not lag behind in the payment of the new wage. “If we can’t surpass other states in the South West, we will not lag behind in paying the new wage” he said.
The governor who enthused that to bring positive development which his administration was craving for, there was need to engage professionals because his administration placed high premium on professionalism as reflected in the few political appointments made so far. He added that the in-coming cabinet would include professionals.
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