The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, approved a Christmas bonus of N10,000 for every pensioner in the state.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, on Friday, December 23, 2022.
According to the statement, the governor said the action was taken to assist retired workers, who served the state meritoriously, to have a good Yuletide.
The bonus came days after the government paid December 2022 salaries to the workers and pensions.
The government had also approved the payment of the 13th month’s salary, which Makinde said would be paid on or before December 31, 2022.
The statement reads,“His Excellency has approved the payment of N10,000 to all pensioners in the state as a Christmas Turkey bonus. It is a flat rate for all pensioners.
“The bonus is coming days after the state government paid the December 2022 salaries to workers and pensioners. The governor had equally approved the payment of 13th month salary, which is expected to be paid on or before December 31, 2022.
“His Excellency wishes that all retirees will enjoy a Merry Christmas.
“The bonus is a token of His Excellency’s appreciation and assistance to our aged and retired citizens, who had served the state meritoriously for decades.”