By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has urged the people of the state to ignore insinuations that all gains recorded will be reversed if trusted with a mandate for second term.
Specifically, the Governor urged the state workforce not to believe the rumour that he is paying full salary because of the second term.
Speaking during a meeting with the newly elected NULGE Executives, Council Managers and Heads of Departments in Local Government, Local Council Development Areas and Area Offices,held at the Muti-Purpose Hall of the Local Government Civil Service Commission, State Secretariat, Abere on Thursday, Oyetola said he would continue to govern the state with the utmost fear of God.
He said, “This government is defined and ordained by God. When we say we want to do something, we do it by the inspiration of God.
“During the electioneering when I promised to be paying full salaries, nobody believed it and today it’s a reality because God has helped us to be able to pay full salaries.
“So, do not believe the rumour that I am paying full salary because of second term. I have a covenant with God and I will not renege on paying full salary in my second term by the Grace of God.”
Oyetola maintained that the welfare of workers and other citizens in the State are of topmost priority to him and his Administration, adding that the show of love to him by the workers has rekindled his hope in the project called Osun and that he would do everything to take it to greater heights.
Speaking earlier, the State President of NULGE, Comrade Nathaniel Kehinde Ogungbangbe, who lauded the Governor of the State of Osun for his role in resolving the crisis that plagued the Union at the national level, noted that the Union had experienced turbulent and hectic times in the last two years, which the Union hopes will never happen again in its history.
He described Oyetola’s intervention in the crisis, which resulted in ruins and losses valued at Two Billion Naira, as both timely and helpful.
Ogungbangbe also described Oyetola as a tested and trusted leader, calling on workers and citizens to be wary of changing a winning formation to avoid disastrous outcomes, adding that “we are irrevocably committed to your re-election. On your mandate 4+4, we stand!”
Although the event was a NULGE affair, all the three labour leaders in the State were on hand to lend their support, with the NLC chairman, Comrade Jacob Adekomi, seizing the occasion to tell the gathering to shun insinuations that the governor would go back to half salary after returning for a second term.