By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Taiwo Olatunbosun has reaffirmed that the shared prosperity agenda of the Biodun Oyebanji administration is aimed at boosting the standard of living of the people of the State.
Olatunbosun said Governor Biodun Oyebanji has the people at the centre of his shared prosperity vision which is anchored on the six pillars agenda carefully crafted to achieve sustainable development in the State.
The Commissioner who made the remarks on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, when he received in audience members of the Correspondent chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ekiti State council.
He explained that since the governor came on board in the last few months, all sectors are receiving attention to make life easier and better for the citizenry of the State.
Olatunbosun explained that workers, pensioners, artisans, market men and women, transporters youths, students, local businessmen, local contractors, local auto dealers and the poorest of the poor are feeling the impact of the Oyebanji Administration.
The Government’s spokesman noted that investment in agriculture,infrastructure, tourism, digital technology and financial empowerment of the poor are already yielding positive results and making appreciable impact in the grassroots economy.
According to him, the recent payment of about N1 billion gratuity to pensioners at once was unprecedented in the history of the state and was in fulfillment of the governor’s promise to give attention to the welfare of retirees and activate gradual payments of backlog of accumulated entitlements.
He added that the state government ensures regular payment of workers’ salaries and regular remittance of deductions to their cooperative societies to give them access to loans to execute personal projects, among other worker-friendly policies in recognition of their critical role as the engine room of execution of government policies.
The Commissioner added that the Independent Power Project that will soon be commissioned is a breakthrough in accessing power supply for key institutions of government.