- Governor Oyetola has made official promise to Osun workers
- Oyetola's victory was affirmed on Friday, July 5, by the Supreme Court
- The governor urged the civil servants to believe in his administration and give it their full support
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state has promised that he would pay all the salary arrears owed the workers by the immediate past administration of former governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Nigerian Tribune reports that he made this disclosure on Monday, July 8, when civil servants hosted him for his victory at the Supreme Court.
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Legit.ng gathered that the apex court’s decision ended the almost eight months litigation over the election and sealed the hope of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Oyetola said: “I will not only sustain the payment of your full salary but by the grace of God, I’ll pay your arrears. I will prioritise your welfare.”
He, however, maintained that civil servants must believe in the administration, be dedicated, give their full support, show understanding and commitment to duty.
While urging the workers to be partners in progress, Oyetola added that they must also deliver on efficiency and productivity because they are the drivers of his promise to deliver democracy dividends to the people.
“I have no reason not to hit the ground running, we will deliver on our promises,” he remarked.
Reflecting on the period of litigation, Oyetola, who took the mantle on November 27, 2018, said: “the journey was tough and full of distractions. It was a difficult period for planning. Anytime you made a move to plan, you remember that it is only if all things are equal. You did not know how long you could plan.”
Oyetola explained that he refused to allow his spirit to be dampened by reminding himself that tribulation was part of life and that “even Jesus Christ faced tribulation. He was crucified, so who are we? Our state is bound to go through a difficult time but the important thing is that we have triumphed.”
“Now the battle is over, I call on everybody including the opponents to support us to move the state forward because I believe in participatory government,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Supreme Court on Friday, July 5, affirmed the judgement of the Court of Appeal which declared Oyetola the winner of September 22 governorship election in the state.
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