My monthly pay is only N650,000 – Oyo governor

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde

The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has disclosed that his monthly salary as the state governor is N650,000.

Makinde said this during his address to the newly sworn-in commissioners who he urged to key into his vision of massive development for the state.

He reiterated his desire to upgrade the salaries of civil servants in the state as way to deter corrupt tendencies.

He stressed that government business will do properly while abiding with the rule of engagement. The governor in the same vein,

Makinde surprisingly revealed that his present salary is only N650,000, which is below $2,000 a month.

Makinde said: “I actually thought my salary was going to be like N3 or N4 million monthly, but when I came in, I discovered that my salary is only N650,000 monthly, which is less than $2,000. And then, I have a budget of over $500 million.”

It would be recall that the governor recently visited the state office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form

He said that his decision to make the assets public was in fulfillment of a personal promise he made during the elections.

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