Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has revealed his short-term strategies to counter the impacts of the fuel subsidy removal on the state’s residents.
According to a statement from his Chief Press Secretary, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, Makinde emphasized his commitment to prioritizing the well-being of the people.
In a statewide address on Saturday, the governor highlighted that his administration is focusing on sectors such as food security and transportation to address the immediate challenges.
The Governor said: ”These will help to reduce the economic difficulties facing residents of the state.
“We will also explore further options in the sphere of dialogue.
“Our government remains open to parleying with labour to ensure that the rights of the workers of Oyo state are protected.
“The union leaders should return to the negotiating table to discuss any increases in salary or possible harmonisation of pension payments.”
Furthermore, in alignment with his commitment to take further action, Governor Makinde stated that his government has reached conclusions aimed at benefiting the majority of the state’s population.
“After wide consultations, we have arrived at decisions that we believe will be of the most benefit to the good people of Oyo state.
“In reaching these decisions, we considered the importance of using these economic packages to stimulate our economy and bring about sustainable development,” Makinde stated.