Governor Seyi Makinde took the oath of office alongside his deputy, Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan, on Wednesday with a declaration that the state could not pay the N30,000 minimum wage because of its lean resources.

He, however, scrapped the N3,000 tuition per pupil in the state secondary schools.

Makinde also promised to donate his salary to the state’s “suffering pensioners.

He admitted that the greatest challenge confronting the state was poverty, promised to tackle it with investment in agriculture.

Makinde stated this in his inaugural speech shortly after the state Chief Judge, Justice Muntar Abimbola, administered the oath of office to him and his deputy at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan.

Notwithstanding the good intention of his government, Makinde said the state was not capable of paying the new N30, 000 minimum wage


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