Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has paid the full gratuity of the retired Director of the Water Corporation of Oyo State, Engineer Oladimeji Oladapo Bamidele, who was shown on the sick bed in a viral video last week, Reporters At Large has learnt.
Several checks around Oyo government house on Thursday and Friday confirmed that Engineer Bamidele’s gratuity has been paid.
According to sources close to the Water Corporation of Oyo State, where Bamidele retired, the Chairman, Mr Anthony Ademola Adepoju handed the cheque to the sick director’s representative on August 12.
“We have it on good authority that Governor Seyi Makinde ordered the payment of Bamidele’s gratuity solely on compassionate ground. The cheque was handed over to representatives of the family.
“The governor approved the payment on compassionate grounds because Makinde was only able to clear areas of gratuities between had only cleared arrears of gratuities from 2010 to 2013 before the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic,” the sources revealed.