Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, western Nigeria today said he would pay workers all outstanding salaries his government is owing the civil servants before Eid-el-Kabir slated for 24 September..
Governor Ajimobi said this during an unscheduled inspection visit to some of the Government ministries and departments at the Secretariat in Agodi Ibadan.
He said that the banks being used by the state Government have confirmed the receipts of the bailout fund from the Central Bank, stressing that the payment would be effected this week.
Governor Ajimobi also assured the workers that his administration would not reduce the workforce but would effect a re-alignment and reposting of workers for effective performance.
At the state ministry of Education where the ministry’s Directors and Deputy Directors were holding the weekly Management meetings, Governor Ajimobi charged them to brace up for new challenges in the education sector and improve on the standard of Education in the state.
The governor was conducted round the offices by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Aderonke Makanjuola who assured the Governor of the readiness of the ministry to do everything possible to improve on the standard of education in the state.
The Governor also inspected the office of the surveyor General where he charged the staff to redouble effort on their productivity and improve on the internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the state Government.
At the state Ministry of Lands and survey, Governor Ajimobi tasked most of the officials on duty to define their roles and responsibility and suggest ways to improve on the revenue of the state Government.
While addressing the press after the exercise, Governor Ajimobi said the inspection was aimed at getting himself acquainted with the civil servants to gear them up to improve on the performances