Osun gov, Oyetola speaks on prioritising workers’ welfare, prompt payment of salaries
The new governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has pledged to run a people friendly administration.
He made the promise in his inaugural address on Tuesday in Osogbo after he was sworn-in.
According to Oyetola, the welfare of workers in the state will be of utmost concern to his government, as he pledged to pay salaries promptly.
“Ours shall be a government committed to serving the people,” Oyetola stated.
“We will ensure workers’ salaries are paid promptly based on the financial inflow of the state. We will prioritize workers welfare and pensioners.
“We will organize the Osun Economic Summit, with the first quarter of our year in office.”
According to him, he will ensure creation of 30,000 jobs and improvement on the standard of living for citizens of the state.
“It is time to create jobs for our youths; we will upgrade our vocational technical institutions to make them more vibrant with the demands of the technology-driven world. We in partnership with private sectors will establish large manufacturing industries in the major sectors of the economy to create at least 30,000 jobs.”
He said he will ensure the achievement of the sustainable development goals for the overall development of the state.
Oyetola assured that education will be promoted in the state in line with the principle of the Omoluabi.
“We will promote equitable and value based developmental education, by emphasizing its competence and character as reflected in the principle and philosophy of Omoluabi,” he said.
He commended his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the various developmental projects implemented during his tenure and promised to sustain and improve on them.