What Gov. Ajimobi told Oyo workers - NEWS EXTRA ONLINE


Wednesday, 1 May 2019

What Gov. Ajimobi told Oyo workers

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Wednesday declared that the public service was no longer a dumping ground for people with mediocre ability.

Ajimobi, who urged workers in the state to stand up and stand right to reposition the system for better service delivery, made this declaration while speaking at this year’s May Day rally, which was held at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan.

The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Moses Alake Adeyemo, assured the state’s workforce of his administration’s resolve to pay the N30,000 minimum wage recently approved by President Muhammadu Buhari without delay.

As soon as the ongoing negotiations initiated by labour leaders with the government were concluded and documented, the governor said that the enhanced salaries would be paid to elevate the living condition of the workers.

While thanking the workers for their dedication and support in the past eight years, Ajimobi said that they (workers) were the engine room of his administration’s successful implementation of its restoration, transformation and repositioning agenda.

He used the occasion to assure workers affected by the recently-concluded certificate verification that those with genuine cases would be given a second opportunity to prove their innocence, stressing that those unable to defend their credentials would not be spared.

Ajimobi said, “I congratulate the workers on the new minimum wage, which has just been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“At the instance of the labour unions, government very recently held a meeting on the issue of the National Minimum Wage Law 2019, in furtherance of our responsibility as an employer of labour and indeed our exemplary government-labour relations.

“I wish to restate the commitment of the government of Oyo State to honoring the Minimum Wage Act as soon as ongoing negotiations are concluded and necessary templates and documentation are issued.

“I charge all workers to reciprocate the various good gestures of the state government by being more dedicated, proactive and punctual at their duty posts for increased productivity. The public service is no longer a dumping ground for people with mediocre ability. We all must stand up and stand right to reposition the system for better service delivery.

“The state government has approved that those that were affected by the recently concluded Certification Verification Exercise be given a second chance to re-verify their claims. Those with very genuine cases would be reconsidered, because we have no interest in punishing innocent people.

“However, unscrupulous elements parading fake and forged educational, birth and other extraneous documents would not be allowed a place in the service of the state.”

State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo, called on the government to be prepared to fulfill its side of the bargain on the new minimum wage as soon as talks were concluded.

Sodo appealed to the government to provide a conducive environment and necessary tools for workers to enhance their productivity and wellbeing.



Source: Daily post

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