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N11b wage bill: You are uninformed, Oyo PDP tells APC

By Muyiwa Adeyemi
15 March 2020   |   3:58 am
Oyo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as unwarranted the campaign of calumny against the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, over a statement he made...

Oyo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as unwarranted the campaign of calumny against the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, over a statement he made at a recent business/investment forum in the United States of America (USA).

Oyo PDP said statements by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some attention-seeking politicians had attempted to misrepresent the governor‘s statement of the state having a workforce of 115,000 and pay a monthly wage of N11b.

The PDP, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, said those behind the attacks are uninformed, mischievous and devious.

The statement indicated that the governor spoke at the Nigerian-American Business Forum in the USA, noting that merging the entire workforce and wages paid by the state and local governments in Oyo State to convince investors was not out of order.

The party noted that the figure put out by Makinde was a combination of state and local government workers and that the implementation of the minimum wage and incremental adjustment took the wage bill of workers in both tiers of government from N8b monthly to N11b.

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