New Deal as Oyo Pledges 100% Federal Allocation for Monthly Wages


Ademola Babalola in Ibadan

Flowing from the new-found love and agreement reached with the workers in the employ of the Oyo State Government, Governor Abiola Ajimobi has promised a new deal to the state workforce with an assurance that all the agreements reached with their labour leaders would be implemented to the letter.

To this end, the governor, through the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli, said there would be no going back on the decision to devote 100% of the monthly federal allocation to the state to the payment of the workers’ salaries forthwith.

The Secretary to the State Government also reaffirmed Governor’s pledge of financial transparency and accountability in running the affairs of the state as monthly allocations would henceforth be published for the public to know how much accrues to government’s purse in a manner that is unprecedented in the history of the state, starting from the next allocation.

It would be recalled the workers on Monday night called off their seven-week strike. The State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress had directed its members to proceed on the strike over unpaid salaries and pensions.