Oyo State government has announced the slashing of salaries of all political appointees in the state by 50 per cent due to the prevailing economic situation in the state.
This was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Olalekan Alli who stated this while addressing journalists at the state secretariat, Ibadan. He said slash will begin with immediate effect.
The slash in salary is for all political appointees starting from the Governor, Deputy Governor, Commissioners, special Adviser and Senior Special Adviser, among others. This was approved by the governor along with the cabinet members at the last executive members meeting.
This will also include slash in government expense profile, and compensation of political appointees,” he said. He also added that Governor Abiola Ajimobi would not be excluded from the slash expressing hope that the restructuring exercise and effort of the state government to block all loopholes would impact positively on the state internally generated revenue.