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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has urged workers in the state to remain being loyal to his administration, adding that they will be rewarded for the loyalty.
Makinde also advised workers in the state to shun all forms of misconduct and work assiduously for the pay they earn.
This is as the labour unions vowed to retake ownership of the political parties registered in her name as a way of being active political players in the forthcoming elections.
The Governor while speaking at the 2022 Workers’ May Day celebration held at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, charged the workers to eschew all forms of political participation thereby upholding the principles and ethics of the civil service.
Makinde represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun promised that his administration would continue to support workers in the state.
He said “I wish to commend the Labour Unions in Oyo State for adding value to governance, consistently defending, and improving the political, economic and the social rights of the people of Oyo State. I must also mention that my administration recognizes the sacrifices, forbearance, and contribution of all the workers of Oyo state in the face of the difficulties and challenges posed by the present economic situation in the country.
“Such challenges are, however, not peculiar to Oyo State, it is a general phenomenon which has besieged the entire states of the Federation including the Federal Government. Inspite of these challenges, this administration has kept faith with promises made during our inauguration.
“We have played our part by picking up our responsibilities as a government, despite the harsh economic condition. Therefore, to whom much is given, much is expected. This is a time when dedication to work, is very important.
“I will also encourage you to desist from all forms of misconduct ranging from truancy, lateness to work, disloyalty to the government, embezzlement, and other improper conducts. Work assiduously for the pay you earn, and you shall be rewarded even by the Almighty God.
“Let me also state that as we are moving to the electioneering period, it is essential for all workers to eschew all forms of political participation thereby upholding the principles and ethics of the civil service.”