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Recession: Oyo Cuts Salaries Of All Political Appointees By Half

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BEVERLY HILLS, November 07, (THEWILL) – The Oyo state government has announced the immediate slash of salaries and entitlement of all political appointees in the state by half due to the prevailing economic situation in the country which is affecting the state.

This was disclosed by Olalekan Alli, Secretary to the State Government, while addressing journalist at the state secretariat, Ibadan, revealing that the slash will begin with immediate effect.

“The slash in salary is for all political appointees starting from the Governor, Deputy Governor, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Adviser, among others,” he said.

“This was approved by the ‎governor along with his cabinet members at the last executive members meeting.

“This will also include slash in government expense profile, and compensation of political appointees.

“We hope that the restructuring exercise and effort of the state government to block all loopholes would impact positively on the state Internally Generated Revenue.”

Meanwhile, Alli also disclosed that the state government had almost completed a ten thousand metric tonnes of Silo at Oyo town with the intention of replicating same across all senatorial districts in the state to guarantee food security for citizenry.

He added that the current verification exercise, to restructure the civil service, has reviewed several anomalies in the system, adding that the state government would not relent in addressing all systemic anomalies but will seek to maintain cordial relationship with the state labour union.

Story by Oputah David