From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Leaders of labour movement in Osun state has congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on his three years of sterling, outstanding and inspiring style of governance as the state helmsman which has endeared the rank and file in both private and public services.
This is contained in a congratulatory message issued and signed by the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Babatunde Adekomi, Chairman, Trade Union Congress – TUC, Comrade Adebowale Adekola and Chairman, Joint Negotiations Council, Comrade Bayo Adejumo.
The statement read in parts; “Truth are sacred, the Osun economy in the last thirty six months has been revolutionized and positively reinvigorated through performing and viable indices of micro and macro economics in purchasing power of civil servants, just by the singular act of prompt and timely payment of full salaries in minimum wage, this is the icing on the cake for us as labour leaders.”
“We are glad that the Governor is a man of his words, he promised to prioritize our welfare in his inaugural speech and he has lived up to our expectations despite the myriads of economic realities and challenges, obviously acknowledged by all which is not limited to the payment of N70billion debt portfolio deductable from Osun State FAAC allocation in payment of outstanding debt incurred by previous administrations, regular issuance of pensionable bond certificates, payment of monthly pension to pensioners on the old pension scheme and constant release of funds for the settlement of gratuities to the tune of N40billion within three years which is really surprising.
“Your Excellency ,the celebration of this anniversary will be more and much appreciated in increasing the subversion allocated to our retired fathers and mother’s who labour for this state.
“The monetization of the already earned promotions and paving way for conducting fresh promotions to all qualified and eligible officers.
As labour leaders, “we are aware as bureaucrats in the system that he has not borrowed a dime either in loans or bonds, yet to receive any bail out or financial grant from the federal government and infrastructure projects are still springing up unprecedented in all localities, we commend him for his prudency, ingenuity and sacrificial leadership of limited resources as a seasoned administrator.
However, in the spirit of this auspicious and memorable third year celebration, we bring to the remembrance of Mr. Governor on the memorandum of understanding he has signed with the labour movement on our plethora of confrontations which includes and not limited to payment of outstanding half salaries owed by previous administration, the statement concluded.