Monday, May 1, 2017 5:13 pm
The Governor of Osun Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Monday promised workers in the state their sacrifice and commitment to stability of the state even in the face of economic challenges would not be in vain.
Aregbesola stated this in Osogbo in a statement where he also saluted the umbrella body of the workers for being sensitive enough to put off the May Day celebration as a mark of honour for the late first civilian governor of the state Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.
In the statement admonishing workers which was signed by the Director Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, the governor said the government is well-acquainted with the sacrifices they have made under the grueling economic condition the country is going through.
According to him, government had at the inception taken care of workers’ welfare because of the its belief that it is through this and the cooperation of the workers that a virile state can be jointly built.
The Governor commended the workers for the resilience and understanding they have displayed with the government in this crucial times, saying his administration is “sentistive enough to recognise their contributions especially in the face of the economic crisis foisted on us certain modalities for the payment of salaries, pensions and other welfare packages.”
He averred that the economic impasse the country and the world is going through affected the majority of the states’ capacity to fulfill some of their statutory responsibilities.
He said, “We must express appreciation for the rare sensitivity of the umbrella body of the workers, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), in putting off this year’s celebration in our state as a mark of honour for the memory of the first civilan governor of the state, our own brother, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, who unfortunately and suddenly exited this world on Sunday April, 23, 2017.
“The Labour Day has coincided with the state burial. The pains and pangs of his sudden death are still with us. May the peace of Allah be with him in his final abode of rest.
“We remember with nostalgia, how this administration, at inception, showed ample commitment to the welfare of its workforce.
“We could not have done less for we hold tenaciously to the belief that it is only through the commitment and cooperation of our workers that we can realise the very noble objectives for which we are here as government.
“More than six years, we have no reason to doubt that our workers have been dependable partners in our development journey so far.”
He stated that with the glory of God and the unflinching support of the workers in the state, he has been able to pilot the affairs of the state effectively.
Aregbesola therefore, sought for the continued understanding and support of workers and the people in government’s determination to take the state to enviable height.