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Oyetola rescinds decision on demotion of council workers


Some workers in local councils in Osun State, who were recently demoted for engaging in studies without approval, have been pardoned by the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola.

The governor broke the news of their pardon yesterday during a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) held at the Local Government Service Commission state secretariat in Osogbo.

Oyetola, who pledged to reverse cases of those affected on the basis of further studies without approval, said eminent citizens, including traditional rulers, had intervened on their behalf, urging the state workforce to show more commitment to enable the government attain targeted Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) to enhance fulfilment of its obligations.

“I am very elated to see the mammoth crowd of committed and diligent workers in our local councils. The success of any government rests on the performance of civil servants, most especially those at the local councils.

“As a government, we recognise the fact that local council administration is the closest to the people, and it is expected of you to do the needful for the image of our government and the well-being of our people.

“I thank God for the sustenance of full salaries. This will continue by the grace of God. We must all be responsible to our roles to make our state a pacesetter of development. I urge you to put in your best in terms of productivity, hardwork and proficiency.

“You must be able to get home and be satisfied for putting in your best. Productivity is an important aspect of service delivery. You are supposed to be prompt in all you do. Those who put in their best in terms of efforts will be rewarded.

“On the issue of demotion of some workers, we have forgiven those demoted for embarking on further studies without approval. Their cases will be reviewed and their demotion will be reversed as appropriate,” the governor said.

He also tasked workers in the state to be committed to the policies and programmes of government aimed at making life more liveable for the people.Earlier in his address, the President of NULGE, Adeyeye Adedeji Jacob, commended the governor for showing commitment to workers’ welfare as demonstrated in the payment of salaries regularly.

He said the workers would reciprocate the good gesture by the governor by ensuring increased productivity and support to government programmes and policies.

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