By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has said that it has no intention to downsize its workforce.
There had been insinuations in some quarters that the recent discovery of some workers caught in certificate infraction was a tactical move by Governor Gboyega Oyetola led administration to downsize the workforce.
It would be recalled that 769 Osun workers were caught in certificate infraction where 102 drivers and 30 other workers were recommended for pardoned on compassionate ground, 586 workers are not pardoned, and the case of some 51 workers was still pending.
But the supervisor, Ministry of Information, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa in a chat with Western Post in Osogbo stated that the consultant firm was employed by the immediate past administration and had submitted their report shortly before the exit of the last administration.
Baderinwa said that Oyetola has been a worker friendly person and has no plan to downsize the workers.
According to him, “The report was submitted shortly before the exit of the last administration. For any of such report, there are process and procedure that it goes through before it is released. This case is not different .
“Don’t mind mischief makers masquerading as opposition. Anything the government does will be explained in the warped idea of theirs. By the way, anybody that reads the press release issued to announce the submission of the report will see clearly that it has nothing to do with downsizing.
“The report spoke of retaining some of the workers on compassion and somebody is insinuating something unreasonable. Governor Oyetola has been a worker friendly person who wish great welfare for the greatest number of the people of Osun.
“He demonstrated this so much in his 8years as Chief of Staff and has done so much more since assumption of office.
“We take serious cognizance of those thinking through their anus in making this in public before they hijack it for selfish purpose. Oyetola administration is not downsizing the workers.”
Baderinwa emphasized that not all those alleged were found guilty saying that: “A number had since been restored with payment of their salaries which was held up at the beginning of the investigation.”
He added that, “The recommendations of the consultant will be upheld. The next step will be decided upon when the time is ripe.”