Ibadan - Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday assured workers in the state that their outstanding salaries would be paid this week.
Ajimobi gave the assurance in Ibadan while addressing newsmen after an unscheduled inspection tour of ministries and departments at the state secretariat.
The governor confirmed that the state had received the bailout fund from the Federal Government, adding that efforts were being made to ensure that the payment was effected this week.
"The banks being operated by the state government have confirmed the receipts of the bailout fund from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
"We will pay the money and clear the air of speculations that the state government is planning to sack some workers," the governor said.
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He told the workers that the present administration would not reduce the work force in the state but would effect a re-alignment and re-posting of workers for effective performances.
Speaking to officials of the state Ministry of Education, Ajimobi urged them to brace up for new challenges in the education sector and improve on the standard of education.
Aderonke Makanjuola, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, assured the governor of their readiness to give the best in improving the standard of education in the state.
The governor also inspected the office of the Surveyor-General where he challenged them to redouble their efforts.
He urged them to improve on their productivity and Internally Generated Revenue for the state government.
Ajimobi explained that he would continue to work closely with the ministries through regular inspection to ensure better performance and improved service delivery.