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Oyetola’s determination is key to Osun minimum wage implementation – Oyebamiji

By Kingsley Omoyeni

Osun State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji has said, the state was able to accommodate the variance of the minimum wage because Governor Gboyega Oyetola was determined in his resolve to cutting down of cost of governance in the state.

Oyebamiji stated this on Thursday at the State House Assembly during the defense of the 2021 budget estimates of the Finance Conglomerate.

The Finance Commissioner emphasized that the Governor has made a lot of sacrifices to reduce the cost of governance to be able to implement the new minimum wage even in the face of dwindling allocation from the Federation Account.

The commissioner for Finance said “Mr Governor showed a lot of determination to put smiles on the faces of our workers and he took a lot of belt-tightening measures to accommodate the variance that was expected of the new minimum wage.

“The Governor has also taken steps to galvanize the Osun Internal Revenue Service (OIRS) into doing more in terms of revenue generation for the state. We are lucky to have at this time, a Governor who is an expert in the field of finances; a lot of financial reengineering has taken place since Mr Governor assumed office”.

“We have a Governor who has brought down the cost of governance seriously, his focus is on issues aimed at solving problems alone. He wants to keep our civil servants happy because he believes they are the engine room of government”. The chattered banker stated.

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