BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
Ahead of the 2022 governorship election in Osun State, workers under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees have declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s second term bid.
The workers said that they would publicly campaign for Oyetola in the coming governorship election in the state.
The Union President, Kehinde Ogungbangbe, in an address at a 3-day retreat organised by the Osun State branch of NULGE, said that since Oyetola came on board three years ago, things had changed positively for the workers.
Ogungbangbe said, “I want to say with utmost sincerity that we are highly fortunate to have you (Oyetola) as our father and governor. Your level of humility and kindness have brought peace and stability to our union in particular and the state in general. Osun State is no more in the news for the wrong reasons. We are happy to be associated with you.
“We are quite aware of the 2022 governorship election in the state. We are also aware that God who gave you victory against all odds in 2018 is still on the throne. Your God is not sleeping. We will support you and campaign vigorously for your victory, come next year.”
Also, the National President of the Union, Akeem Ambali, who conferred the honour of Patron of the Union in the South-West Zone and the award of Labour-Friendly Governor in the zone on Oyetola, said that the workers in the state were grateful, hence, would reciprocate the governor’s gesture during the election.
He lauded the governor for putting an end to what he termed part-payment of salaries of workers, urging him to remain focused.
The Osun NLC Chairman, Jacob Adekomi, said, “Anyone following the trend of things in Osun concerning the welfare of workers would not but give kudos to Governor Oyetola for redefining, repositioning and transforming the lives of workers.
“Any worker that follows this trend, particularly between 2015 and 2018 vis-a-vis what we earned then and what we are earning now in terms of full salaries payment, would agree with me that there is no need to change the winning team. The Governor has rekindled and restored our collective hope.”
Oyetola said, “I was invited to declare this seminar open. I did not know I was an awardee. I thank you for the award. It will certainly spur me to do more.”