Oyo govt dismisses salary news

The Oyo State Government has urged public to regard as fake a piece in circulation on the so-called new salary structure.

A release issued by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Sulaiman Olanrewaju stated, “It has come to the knowledge of Oyo State Government that a fake new salary structure is being circulated on the social media.

“Although the government is working on reviewing the current salary structure, the committee set up for that purpose has yet to turn in its report. Therefore, the salary structure being circulated could not have emanated from the state government. It should thus be disregarded in its entirety.

“Recall that sequel to the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), the state government set up a committee comprising leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) as well as some government officials to come up with a new salary structure that would reflect the new realities in the country.

“The committee was given eight weeks to report back to the state government. As a way of cushioning the effect of subsidy removal on Oyo State residents as a whole, the governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, directed the deployment of more Omituntun buses to ease the transportation worries of the citizens.

“He also directed that there should be no increase in the fare paid on these buses, while school children and senior citizens are to pay half-price. The state government is still considering further ways of easing the burdens.”

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