Governor Makinde Approves N557M LGAs Teachers’ Owed Salaries

The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, said he has approved that a sum of N557million be paid to some local government teachers whose arrears of salaries of about 3 to 7 months are yet to be paid.

Makinde disclosed this during an interactive session with the state Civil/Public Servants in commemoration of His 100 days in Office, held at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, secretariat, Ibadan.

He also revealed that Oyo state has received a six million dollars grant from the World Bank via the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Programme Under the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

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The whooping sum equivalent to be about N1.8Billion is said to be spent to improve the state education and part of it will be used for government-owned schools subvention.

While responding to about 33 questions asked by the civil/public servants which majorly centered on demands, governor Makinde stated that to save more money to cater for the needs outlined, a verification exercise will soon commence for the civil/public servants in the state. Adding that the exercise is not to Witch-hunt any of the government workers but to ensure that there is no fraud on the government payroll and to cast out ghost workers.

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Governor Makinde Approves N557M LGAs Teachers' Owed Salaries

In her remark, The state head of service, Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola charged the civil/public servants to renew their dedication to the government. And shun any act they could end them up in jail.

Present at the meeting were – The Deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan; The Secretary the State Government, Mrs Olubanwo Adeosun; The Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka; NLC chairman, comrade Titilola Sodo, Honourable Commissioners,
Chairmen of Commissions and Boards,
Heads of Extra-Ministerial Departments,
General Managers/ Executive Secretaries, amongst others.


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