Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has promised to spare no effort in ensuring that the state clears the four monthsâ€™ salary arrears, assuring the workers that he feels their pains in the face of the biting economic situation.Â The governor made the promise in a congratulatory message to workers by his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, yesterday on the occasion of this yearâ€™s workersâ€™ day.
Ajimobi urged the workers to continue to put in their best and key into the state governmentâ€™s reform agenda aimed at enhancing productivity and ultimately the internally generated revenue.
The governor said: â€œI congratulate the entire workforce in the state, including those in the private and informal sectors. This yearâ€™s workersâ€™ day has provided another opportunity for you to take stock and assess your performance.Â â€œI can say without any equivocation that workers in the state are among the 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 to join the train.
â€œOn 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.
â€œNo doubt, times are hard because of the pervading poor state of the economy. I feel your pains and Iâ€™m optimistic that we shall soon sing a new song of prosperity and abundance. May none of you be missing by that time.â€