Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved a 35 percent increase in basic salary and 30 percent in other allowances for the staff of the Oyo State House of Assembly and the state House of Assembly Commission.
The governor reiterated his administration’s resolve to continue to make the best decisions that will serve the interest of the state and guarantee the security of its residents.
He also promised to build on the good policies and legacies of the past administrations and those implemented during his first term of office.
Governor Makinde spoke at the 2024 annual interfaith thanksgiving service held at the state House of Assembly Complex, in Ibadan, on Tuesday.
He said: “Government exists to look after the welfare of the people. While we are looking after ourselves to give us what we can live on, we also have to look at the development of the state.
“What should we be doing to secure our future? We have to complete the infrastructural projects we have started. We believe our infrastructure must hunt our economy and be in such a way that it must allow us to earn more and create a prosperous state.
“Truth is, we have challenges ahead of us and we have to find means to make sure we keep attending to the welfare of the civil and public servants in Oyo State. We also need to attend to those projects and those things that will make life more meaningful for our people, which will unleash creativity in them so that we can have a prosperous state. It cannot be a one-sided thing. So, we have to engage, align, and move forward.”
Adebo Ogundoyin, the speaker of the State House of Assembly, appreciated Makinde for the increase in basic salary and allowances of the affected categories of workers under the Negotiated Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure.