By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has assured the state workforce of a new lease of life reiterating his administration’s commitment to ensure an improved situation for civil servants in the state.
Adeleke gave the assurance on Tuesday at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Head of Service, Mr Samuel Ayanleye Aina, at the Local Government Service Commission Hall.
He promised to govern the state with the fear of God and ensure that no one is denied his or her entitled benefits, calling on workers in the state to be his administration’s partner in taking Osun state to a greater height.
Adeleke, however, urged the workero be patient with his administration to get things in order.
He called on the workers to give the new Head of Service the necessary support and admonished them to compliment the administration in its goal to transform the state.
“You will all agree that I made a fantastic choice. From what I can see, from how enthusiastic you are, I am sure you will all cooperate with him.
“There is time for everything, and when it is time for work, you should all face your work. Get to your office early and do your work. I will make sure everybody smiles but you must do your work,” he said.
Adeleke said payment of workers’ salaries has already commenced, adding that he will not disappoint the workers and people of the state.
“All MDAs have complied with my directive to submit their salary schedules and I have just signed the instruction for the immediate payment of salaries. Workers are to start receiving their salaries,” he said.
In his brief speech, Aina said the service under him will ensure professionalism and ethics that define their work, assuring to promote workers’ interests.
He pledged the cooperation of the workforce with the new administration, saying the civil service as an important institution will work with the government to deliver benefits to the people.