Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun says to address poverty and underdevelopment in the society, public servants must be accorded better treatment.
Adeleke stated this during the Workers’ Day celebrations, held at Osogbo township stadium on Monday.
According to him, when public servants are cared for, the informal sector fares better.
He said that a very happy public service would automatically translate into a booming economy.
Adeleke said that his administration was focussing on workers’ welfare because that was the right thing to do.
“There is a strong link between the formal and informal workforce in Osun State.
“When the formal workforce, the public servants, are cared for, the informal sector fares better.
“A very happy public service translates into a booming local economy across the state”, he said.
The governor also said that his administration would continue to be committed to workers’ welfare.
“Since I took over under a very hostile environment, I have remained committed to that goal of workers’ first.
“You can all attest to my faithfulness in resolving inherited challenges on workers’ salaries and pensions.
“I have demonstrated good faith as a leader with genuine love of workers at heart.
“You will always find in me a governor that is responsive and open to the wellbeing of labour.
“Be rest assured that our administration will not waiver in restoring the integrity and professionalism of the public service,” he said.
Adeleke added that he had also taken judicious note of all the requests and demands contained in the addresses delivered by labour unions.
“This administration is yours. I assure you that all your points are well noted”, he said.