As workers celebrate their annual day, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has assured workers in the state that he would spare no effort in ensuring that the state clears the four-month salary arrears.
A statement by the Governor’s Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, quoted Ajimobi as saying that he assuring he feels their pains in the face of the biting economic situation.
He urged the workers to continue to put in their very best and key into the state government’s reform agenda aimed at enhancing productivity and ultimately the internally generated revenue.
The statement reads: “I congratulate the entire workforce in Oyo State including those in the private and informal sectors. This year’s Day has provided another opportunity for you all to take stock and assess your performance.
“I can say without any equivocation that workers in Oyo State are among the very best you can find anywhere in the country. But, for the few yet to embrace the new order of hard work, accountability, dedication and commitment I urge you join the train.
“On our part as government we are exploring many opportunities to enhance the internally generated revenue of the state. We will spare no effort to ensure that we clear the four-month salary arrears. I urge you to play your part dutifully to achieve this.
“No doubt, times are hard because of the pervading poor state of the economy. I feel your pains and I’m optimistic that we shall soon sing a new song of prosperity and abundance. May none of you be missing by that time.”
Ajimobi prayed for a hazard-free 2017 for the workers in the state as the year enters the second quarter, while he also prayed for good health for the workforce to celebrate more workers’ days to come.