The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has promised his government’s resolve to pay all outstanding deductions, leave bonuses and promotions of the Sate workforce before the end of the year.
Amosun who made the promise at the 2018 Public Service Symposium, tagged: “The Transformation Agenda”, at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, said he will offset part of the outstanding funds with 50% of the third Paris Fund as soon as it is released by the federal government, assuring that the rest would be cleared when the federal government pays the state part of the money expended on Federal roads construction across the state.
The number one man in the state while acknowledging the valuable contributions of workers to the success recorded by his administration from inception added that workers’ welfare would not be taken for granted, as promotions, training and retraining of workers would be of priority to his government.
Speaking on the payment of gratuity, the Governor assured that his government will do its best to pay until mid 2017, saying this will give the next governor clean brain to plan and face other developmental projects.
While appreciating the Public Servants for the harmonious relationship with his administration since inception, Amosun noted that his government would continue to render the best, not only to the public service but the entire citizenry, noting that his government through its infrastructural developmental efforts had increase the monthly Internally Generated Revenue and provided platform for investment to thrive in the State.
The governor also assured of ensuring a system driven service that will further boost the effectiveness of the state workforce before the expiration of his tenure.
He promised that his administration would continue to initiate people oriented policies and programmes that would further engender efficient service delivery.
The State Head of Service, Mr. Abayomi Sobande in his welcome address, thumbs up the leadership quality of the Governor, putting the welfare of the public servants in front burner irrespective of the obvious economic challenges confronting the nation.
Sobande noted that the transformation agenda, aimed at taking the Civil and Public Service to the higher pedestal has always been part of the programme of the governor, since inception, adding that “the governor notices and rewards hard work of civil servants”.
Appreciating the Worker’s friendliness attribute of the governor, the number one Civil Servant in the State made it known that the governor takes the issues that concern the state workforce with passion and seriousness.
In his lecture titled “Reforms in the Public Service”, the representative of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, Mr. Seye Oyeleye commended the Governor and his team for the efforts put in place, in the establishment of the public service transformation office, towards optimal performance and effectiveness from public service.