- Governor met 85% of our requests in three months – Union leaders
TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday, marked the annual St. Valentine Day for workers in the state with prize-winning talent hunt and competitions.
At the the 2023 Valentine Day celebration organised by the state government in Osogbo, Governor Adeleke restated his commitment to the welfare and well being of civil and public servants in the state.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye, the governor reaffirmed his solidarity and the support of his administration for the well being and welfare of the civil servants.
He said, “worldwide, today (Tuesday) is marked in remembrance of sacrifice of love, brotherhood and fraternity among humanity. The symbolism of the day is the imperative of love, sharing, caring and supporting each other for the collective good of the society.
“Today is therefore a call on leaders to be people-oriented and for the followers to be supportive of the leadership. Our gathering is in effect a reaffirmation of our joint resolution to act only in communal interest.
“The many activities lined up for today’s celebration are heart warming. I commend your innovations. You have made the event more meaningful, more productive and deeply rewarding to all civil servants in the state. The talent hunt and the competitions are laudable. I congratulate the winners and urge other competitors to brace up for next year.
“My dear public and civil servants of Osun State, I stand before you with a pledge. Your welfare is my utmost focus. I will at all times accommodate your aspirations as the wheel of government. You will find in me the most civil service friendly Governor in our history.
“As I vow to show love, brotherhood and fraternity, I make bold to say that my government is already demonstrating its affection for our civil servants. My actions on salaries, pensions and other issues are just the beginning. You will see more actions and deeds targeted at transforming the service for greater performance.
“My vision is to deliver a public service that is well motivated, empowered and trained to fast track our development agenda. In me, you have a partner as we jointly work to move the state forward”, the Governor promised the civil servants.
In his remarks, the Head of Service represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Adelani Aderinola, described Governor Adeleke as “workers’ friendly leader whose administration deserves the support of the entire Osun workforce.
Aderinola appreciated Governor Adeleke for approving the offset of the backlog of modulated salaries and implementation of their promotion.
He called on workers to reciprocate the good gesture of the Governor through dedication to duty and the neatness of their workplaces.
Speaking in the same vein, the President Nigeria Civil Service Union, Osun state chapter, Kehinde Araposo explained that Governor Adeleke has attended to 85 percent of workers’ requests in less than three months.
He described the Governor as a pro-workers leader who is showing love to them, commending the many infrastructural projects the government is embarking upon.