Why I didn’t sack civil servants employed by Amosun, by Abiodun
Pays them nine months salary
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun yesterday promised that his administration would do everything possible to lessen the burden of the people
He spoke at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, when he met with about 2,000 recently-absorbed civil servants.
According to him, his ascension to power was through the benevolence of the Almighty and the goodwill of the people, hence, he would not embark on witch-hunt.
The governor said that after viewing the last minute appointments with lots of suspicion, he opted to absorb the workers and pay their full salaries.
Abiodun, who also re-affirmed that his administration would continue to be just, equitable and fair to all manners of people, said: “I just want to charge all of you that now that we have given you this opportunity, please make sure that you justify it. Do not do anything that will give us cause to regret the day we decided to absorb you. We expect that you will be role models in all the areas where you will be serving.”
Meanwhile, in her response, Head of Service, Amope Ajibola Chokor, while charging the new workers to hit the ground running and make the government and the people feel their impact to justify their absorption, thanked the governor for his gesture, saying that the decision was a welcome development.
In their separate remarks, Folarin Oladapo, Badejo Ayodele and Olatunji Olabisi thanked the governor for not throwing them back into the labour market as they were uncomfortable before they were absorbed, saying that the action has singled him out as humane and made him a workers’ friendly-governor.