In a bid to fulfill his commitment to the welfare of workers and provide palliative measures following the removal of the petroleum subsidy, Governor Adeleke announced the approval of a wage award aimed at alleviating the financial strain faced by workers and pensioners.
Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the governor’s spokesperson, confirmed the approval in a circular issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building. The circular, signed by Sunday Olugbenga Fadele, a permanent secretary in the ministry, outlined the specifics of the governor’s decision.
The circular disclosed that active workers in the state’s service will receive a monthly wage award of N15,000, while pensioners will receive N10,000. This financial support is set to be disbursed over a six-month period, commencing from December 2023.
According to the circular, Governor Adeleke acknowledged the impact of the subsidy removal on citizens and sought to alleviate their financial burdens by implementing these palliative measures.
It highlighted the government’s commitment to the welfare of workers, emphasizing its continuous efforts to improve their conditions in line with its 5-point Action Plan.
The administration expressed gratitude to the understanding and cooperation exhibited by the workers and pensioners in the state, acknowledging their patience and support while assuring continued dedication to meeting the welfare needs of the workforce.
This move by Governor Adeleke underscores the administration’s commitment to the welfare of its citizens and reflects a proactive approach to addressing the economic challenges resulting from the subsidy removal.