Despite Austerity, I’m Still Wondering How Makinde Has Been Paying Workers Salaries — Alaafin of Oyo

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"He, however, charged the parties involved to be partners in progress for the programme to see the light of the day.

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, has lauded Oyo state Governor Engr Seyi Makinde for running masses and workers friendly government, stressing that despite the austerity measure being experienced by most states in the country, he is still marvelled at how Governor Makinde has been paying workers salaries regularly since his assumption of office.

The Monarch gave the commendation while receiving the delegation of the state government, led by the Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Tourism and Culture, Hon Ademola Akeem Ige in his palace today.

The delegation was in his palace to receive a royal blessing for the take-off of profiling of members of Ofi Weavers and Marketers Association in Oyo town towards the disbursement of loans under the micro-lending financial support program of Sterling Bank plc to the entire members of Aso Oke Weavers And Marketers Association in Oyo State.

Oba Lamidi Olayiwola said aside from the prompt payment of workers salaries, other various developmental projects like the newly commissioned Akesan Ultra-modern market and others embarked upon by the governor in Oyo town has distinguished him as a top leader among his equals in the country.

Oba Adeyemi, described the initiative by the government as a good move to empower weavers and marketers of Aso Oke in the state and to further expose their products to the outside world.

He, however, charged the parties involved to be partners in progress for the programme to see the light of the day.

Speaking earlier at the palace of Alaafin, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism and Culture, Hon. Akeem Ademola Ige said the essence of the visit was to intimate the monarch about the initiative of the government and to receive his blessings towards the success of the programme.

Hon. Ademola Ige said the programme was part of governor Makinde’s initiative to empower the local entrepreneurs, in order to showcase their products to the outside world.

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