…As Gov. Oyetola Commends Workers on Support, Cooperation
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government on Monday held its annual Inter-Religious prayer to usher in 2021.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola at the event lauded the state workforce for their continued support, cooperation and dedication to duty since the inception of the Administration noting that the unprecedented 95 per cent 2020 budget performance implementation recorded in the State was partly engendered by the commitment, support and cooperation received from the workers.
Oyetola, who spoke through his Deputy, Mr. Benedict Alabi, at the prayer session held at the Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo, urged the workers to see their respective positions as an opportunity to serve and a privilege to sow the right seeds for the harvest that the State desires.
The Governor also reiterated the administration’s commitment to workers’ welfare and general well-being of the citizens.
He assured that the administration would not rest on its oars in achieving its desired goal of making Osun’s bureaucracy become one of the most equipped and remunerated in the country.
He said, “Just as I had promised during my electoral campaigns, your welfare occupies the most important place in our priority list. This is why since inception, we have ensured that aside from the prompt payment of your salaries , we have, in keeping to terms with my assurances at this event last year, commenced the payment of the new minimum wage and lifted embargo on promotions and conversions.
“Equally, our assiduous commitment to the payment of pension stems from the value we place on you and this commitment is what underscored the 95 per cent 2020 budget performance implementation — a rate that is perhaps unprecedented in the history of our State.
”Hence, I must equally challenge you to work harder this year. Your commitment to improved service delivery is central to increased productivity. On our part as an Administration, we are tirelessly committed to setting Osun on the pathway of sustainable economic revolution.”
The Head of Service, Dr. Featus Oyebade, appreciated the Governor for not only paying the workers’ salaries for the month of December 2020 before Christmas, but for also ensuring that some pensioners under the contributory pension scheme got paid their arrears for the first time since 2016.