The Oyo state government has been facing criticism for its failure to pay salaries on time, despite promising to do so and increasing its budget for education. This is especially notable in light of reported growth in the government’s Internally Generated Revenue. There is no justification for the Oyo government not paying salaries on time, given its promises and increased budget for education. The government’s reported growth in Internally Generated Revenue makes this even more inexcusable. The Oyo government needs to take responsibility for its actions and ensure that salaries are paid on time in order to live up to its promises.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, promised workers that they would receive their March salaries on time, but the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) says that some workers have not yet been paid. The SPN claims that the Governor’s promise has not been fulfilled, this is a cause for concern among workers in the state, as they rely on their salaries to support themselves and their families.
This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.
We are deeply concerned about the impact of the delayed payments of workers’ salaries and the reduced subsidies for state-owned tertiary institutions in Oyo State. This is an attack on workers welfare and public education, and we are determined to reject and resist it. This is an attempt to force the people to accept lower wages and fewer benefits. We will not accept this attack on our rights and will fight back against it.
The Seyi Makinde administration had promised that workers would receive their salaries on or before the 25th of every month, but it seems that this has not been the case. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately. The workers in Oyo State deserve to be paid on time, and the administration needs to do whatever it takes to make sure that this happens.
Government is working with the banks to resolve issues.
The non-payment of some state government employees’ salaries in Oyo State, Nigeria, has been described by the SPN as a violation of a promise made by Governor Seyi Makinde. The SPN has called on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to demand the immediate payment of the salaries of those affected. The SPN’s allegation is based on Governor Makinde’s campaign promise to pay all outstanding salaries within his first 100 days in office. However, as of the SPN’s latest report, there are still some state government employees who have not been paid their salaries. The SPN has therefore called on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to put pressure on the Governor.
Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, said that all employees on the payroll of the state government have collected their March salaries. Some workers may not have received their salaries due to issues with their bank accounts. The state government is working with the banks to resolve these issues as soon as possible. In the meantime, employees are advised to check with their bank to see if their salary has been deposited.
All the workers have been paid as of 25th of March.
Adisa is urging SPN to play politics of facts and to issue statements based on investigated facts. All the workers have been paid as of 25th of March, except those who have problems with their accounts. The fact that some workers have not been paid yet is due to an investigations into their accounts. Once the investigations are complete, they will be paid.