…says he has rewritten the history of Osun workers
The Osun workforce on Sunday went into jubilation as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola announced the approval of the seven major- pressing demands of the members of the Joint Labour Movement in his Workers’ Day speech on Sunday.
The workers showered encomiums on the governor, describing him and his administration as unprecedented in the history of the State.
Governor Oyetola had approved for immediate implementation, the cash-backing of outstanding promotions for all categories of workers — 100% implementation of Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education
The Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) of which the State has already been implementing 90%, as well as the immediate implementation of sixty-five (65) years retirement age for all categories of Staff in the tertiary institutions.
Also, the governor ordered immediate commencement of the process of domestication of 65 years retirement age/40 years length of service for teachers in the State, and commencement of the process of reverting from the current Council-Manager to Head of Local Government Administration and Head of Department to Director at the Local Government system.
The approval was also given to establishments matters, that is, the conduct of outstanding promotions nominally from 2019 to date, regularisation, advancement and conversion, among others, while approval was also made on the appointment of Permanent Secretaries in due course to put an end to the use of Coordinating Directors in Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Speaking at the 2022 International Workers’ Day held at Osogbo City Stadium, the State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Jacob Adekomi, expressed profound gratitude to Governor Oyetola for granting the requests of workers in the State, saying the development will go a long way to further better their lives.
Adekomi said the express approval of the seven demands of workers was a clear testimony that, indeed, the Governor meant well for the workforce.
The labour leader who acknowledged that the administration of Governor Oyetola had indeed put Osun on the pedestal of socioeconomic rejuvenation as seen in the monumental achievements in all sectors, said the workers in the state were resolutely behind him and were ready to re-elect him for a second term.
Adekomi described Governor Oyetola as ”the epitome of all that is good in humans”, saying, “We shall always be grateful to you for having the listening ears to our yearnings and for putting balms on our sores”.
“We are very happy because Mr Governor has made our day. He has shown to us once again that he is a promise keeper with the approval of our demands that have been ordered for immediate implementation.”, Adekomi said.
“We shall continue to appreciate Mr Governor for putting smiles back on our faces and for being a better bridge between then and now”.
“Fellow Comrades, it will not be out of place for me to declare that in our State, we already have the antidote to insecurity, restiveness, retrogression, stagnancy and hopelessness and the antidote is none other than his Excellency Mr Adegboyega Oyetola.”
“He is a man who has a plan, the roadmap and the courage to press on till Osun State gets to eldorado; a man who through financial re-engineering is shaking the state, quietly turning the landscape to a spectacle pleasant to the eyes to behold; a man who has chosen to get the rainbow in the cloud of Osun and a man who believes enduring positive change happens, one step at a time and a man who remains the rising sun, after the storm that we witnessed as workers in the State,” he added.
In their separate remarks, the State Chairman, Trade Union Congress, TUC, Adekola Adebowale and State Chairman, Joint Negotiation Council, JNC, Bayo Adejumo, reaffirmed their loyalty and support for the administration saying “we are solidly behind you and your Administration”.