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COVID-19: Makinde cuts salaries of political appointees by 50 percent

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Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde on Friday announced fifty per cent pay cut for all senior political appointees in his cabinet.

This is as the Governor also assures workers in the state of his commitment to the payment of salaries on the 25th of every month.

Governor Makinde made the disclosures on Friday while addressing top labour leaders in the state at a low key event to commemorate the 2020 International Workers Day.

The event which held at Labour House, American Quarters, Ibadan was attended by top government functionaries and top labour leaders in the state.

While noting that the next couple of months would be difficult, especially in the face of hardship occasioned by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Governor Makinde assures that his government is working hard to mitigate the shocks to the state economy.

He noted that he had also gotten the cooperation of the state lawmakers to cut their salaries by 30 percent, adding that the state will find its out of the economic meltdown.

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