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Oyo slashes salaries of political appointees

Oyo state government has announced the immediate slash of salaries and entitlement of all political appointees in the state by 50 per cent owing to the prevailing economic situation in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli disclosed who stated this while addressing journalist at the state secretariat, Ibadan, said 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. 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.”  he said

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Alli while noting that even the Governor would not be excluded from the slash expressed hope that the restructuring exercise and effort of the state government to block all loopholes would impact positively on the state Internally Generated Revenue.

The SSG 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.

While noting that current verification exercise to restructure the civil service has reviewed several anomalies in the system, Alli assured that government would not relent in addressing all systemic anomalies while maintaining cordial relationship with the state labour union.

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