After close to four month that they were elected and inaugurated, chairmen, councillors and other political office holders in all the local government and local council development development areas in Oyo State have started smiling to the banks.
It was, however, not what they had expected and they are disappointed.
Not long ago, the state government through the ministry of local government and chieftaincy matters had borrowed each of the councillors N100,000 for the Eid-l-fitri celebration in June, 2018. This was after they had jointly requested the state government to provide an operational guidelines so as for them to know what their entitlements are.
The government, had through a circular letter dated 17th August, 2018 from the ministry, frowned at the agitation for the release of guidelines, explaining that “It appears uncalled for as the existing guideline is adequate to address all matters concerning general administration and smooth running of the council.”
In a document exclusively obtained by OYO INSIGHT, each of the executive chairmen would earn N373,846.33 per month with an additional security vote of N200,000.
Vice-chairman: N277,000 with N75,000 as security vote.
Chief of Staff: N187,000
Supervisory Councillor: N187,000
Leader: N165,000 with N75,000 as security vote.
Deputy Leader: N155,000