Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde is the new Santa as he approves Christmas bonus for retired civil servants in the state.
Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, granted a Christmas bonus of N10,000 for each pensioner in the state on Friday.
According to a statement from the governor’s chief press secretary, Taiwo Adisa, the step was done to make the holidays better for retired employees who had meritoriously served the state.
The statement claims that the bonus would be given days after the government pays employees’ salaries and pensions for December 2022.
The 13th month’s wage had also been authorized by the government, and according to Makinde, it will be paid on or before December 31, 2022.
“His Excellency has authorised the payment of N10,000 to every pensioners in the state as a Christmas Turkey bonus,” it stated.
All pensioners pay the same flat rate.
“The incentive comes only days after the state administration gave employees and pensioners their December 2022 wages.
The payment of the 13th month’s salary, which is scheduled to be made on or before December 31, 2022, had also received the governor’s approval.
“His Excellency hopes that everyone in retirement has a happy holiday season,”
“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.”