Oyo Lawmakers Agree With Makinde To Slash House Allocation By 30 Per Cent


With the smooth running of the Oyo State’s economy threatened by the drop in the federal allocation and COVID-19 restrictions, the state Assembly has agreed to a 30 per cent slash in their monthly allocation effective this month.

The agreement was reached when Governor Seyi Makinde met with the state’s lawmakers at government house, at the weekend.

This was sequel to an earlier meeting held two weeks ago where Governor Makinde had initially presented the proposal to the lawmakers, adding that political office holders had to make sacrifices to cushion the effect of a drop in federal allocation on the running of the state.

Givernor Makinde had at the two meetings, explained to the lawmakers that the pandemic had resulted in about 60 per cent drop in the federal allocation and that he wanted to ensure that irrespective the economic situation, salary of civil servants must not be slashed or become irregular.

Reacting Chairman, Oyo state House Committee on Information and Media, Mr Kazeem Olayanju said the lawmakers agreed to the slash in the interest of the smooth running of the state.

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