Governor promises to provide for workers
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has restated his administration’s resolve to place premium on the welfare of workers in the state.
The governor stated this on Monday when he paid unscheduled visits to all the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs in the state secretariat as well as the Governor’s Office in Ado Ekiti.
He was accompanied on the visit by the Head of Service, Bunmi Famosaya; Special Adviser, Governor’s Office, Biodun Akin-Fasae; and Senior Special Assistant on Policy and Strategy to the Governor, Biodun Omoleye.
Mr. Fayemi assured that he would not renege on his efforts at improving their lots.
He stated that the workers played crucial roles in the rapid development of the state in 2013 and deserved the best of working conditions as the state begins another year.
Mr. Fayemi, who described the workers as strategic partners in the efforts to move the state forward, said the support of the state workforce was crucial to the development of the state.
He explained that the visit was aimed at appreciating the workers for their hard work and dedication last year and also to encourage them to put in more efforts in this year.
“It is the first full week of the year even though work had started last Thursday,” he said. “Generally speaking most people will not get back to work until the first full week of the year. So it was just my way of showing appreciation to our workers for all the hard work and admonished them to contribute a larger share of their interest to the state this year. We are on a collective rescue mission, the governor alone, no matter the weight of his office, cannot make a change so he needs the support of all the workers both at the state and local government so that the developmental changes we want can be made.”
While stating that the visit had afforded him the opportunity to assess the working conditions of the workers, Mr. Fayemi said that as part of the efforts to solve the problem of office accommodation, the uncompleted buildings abandoned by the previous administration at the state secretariat would be completed this year.
The governor also stated that the secretariat would be fenced to enhance security of the work environment while also enhancing the productivity of the staff.
While urging the workers to support government in bringing more development and maintaining the relative peace which the state enjoys, Mr. Fayemi assured that his administration would not shirk in meeting its obligations to the state as seen in the prompt payment of December salaries and Christmas allowances even when some Federal Government establishments were yet to get theirs.
Mr. Famosaya, in his remarks commended the governor for prioritising the welfare of the workers, especially in the prompt payment of salaries and allowances.
He noted that his inspection to the various offices would yield positive results.
Mr. Famosaya who described civil servants as major stakeholders in the development of the state charged them to be loyal to the government.