Oyo Workers Get Early Christmas Present with 13th Month Salary and N25,000 Stipend
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has announced a double dose of festive cheer for workers in the state: a 13th month salary and a N25,000 palliative stipend. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Oyo state government has paid the bonus salary, demonstrating Makinde’s commitment to prioritizing the welfare of its employees.
The governor made the announcement while attending the Oyo State’s 2023 Christmas Carol and Nine Lessons Service in Ibadan. Titled “Unto us a child is born,” the event was a fitting backdrop for the governor’s message of appreciation and support for his team and the wider civil service.
Appreciation for Workers’ Contributions
“To my team, I want to say thank you for your support throughout the year and even for the civil servants,” Makinde acknowledged. “Whatever we might have achieved were jointly achieved.”
The N25,000 palliative stipend comes as a timely supplement to December salaries and the recently disbursed December wage award, both intended to help cushion the impact of fuel subsidy removal by the federal government. This additional support reflects the governor’s sensitivity to the economic challenges faced by many residents and his dedication to providing tangible assistance during the festive season.
Boosting Holiday Cheer and Recognizing Value
The 13th month salary, paid in addition to regular December income, serves as a welcome boost to household budgets and allows families to celebrate Christmas and New Year with greater financial peace of mind. This commitment to worker welfare is particularly noteworthy in light of the current economic climate, where rising costs and inflationary pressures can place significant strain on household budgets.
Makinde’s announcement was met with jubilation by Oyo state workers, who lauded the governor’s pro-worker stance and his consistent prioritization of their well-being. This double bonanza is not only a welcome financial boon but also a recognition of the vital role they play in the state’s development and progress.
Looking Ahead with Continued Support
Looking ahead, Makinde reiterated his administration’s dedication to prioritizing critical sectors such as infrastructure development and worker welfare. He emphasized that the success achieved so far is a testament to the collaborative efforts of his team and the dedication of the civil service.
With this timely gesture, Governor Makinde has delivered a double dose of festive cheer to the people of Oyo state, highlighting his commitment to both economic support and worker appreciation. As the year draws to a close, this act of generosity signals a hopeful start to the next, reminding everyone that even in challenging times, the spirit of giving and acknowledging shared successes can bring communities together and lay the foundation for continued progress.