Mr. Amosun made the appeal at the Workers Day Celebration held at Moshood.
The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, appealed to civil servants in the state to work towards achieving his vision to rebuild the state.
Mr. Amosun made the plea on Wednesday at the Workers Day Celebration held at Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta.
He also spoke about the importance of the civil service in nation building.
“You must continue to support us in our Mission to Rebuild Ogun State while resisting temptations represented by corruption and other vices that could derail our journey to greatness,” he said..
The governor told the civil servants that their support is one of the major factors that contribute to the successful implementation of his government’s five-cardinal programmes.
“You will agree with me that the success of government depends largely on the elasticity of efficiency of the Public Service’.
“As an administration, we realize that workers are opinion molders and leaders in their spheres of influence. This is why we have continued to motivate, support and encourage the culture of educated and forward looking work-force for our great State,” Mr. Amosun stated.
He said within the space of two years, his administration has constantly demonstrated his commitment to the capacity development of the workforce in various ways, adding that this is exemplified in the various programmes designed for the state.
“In line with our administration’s commitment to the welfare of our workers, we have paid all the backlogs of leave bonus, while we now pay before the commencement of annual leave of a public servant. We have also made sure that our workers are paid promptly, sometimes, even before receiving the federal allocation.
“We equally remit all deductions like co-operative and various union dues on time to the appropriate quarters. Being a caring and conscientious employer, we are concerned about the condition of our retired workers. Thus, we have been releasing the sum of one billion naira monthly to clear backlog of pensions and gratuities as we have also put in place necessary machinery to ensure that the Government does not accumulate arrears of pensions and gratuities,” Mr. Amosun said.
He told the workers that the celebration was an opportunity for them to soberly reflect on the happenings of the past and fashion a way for the present and that of the future.
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