Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State says a major restructuring of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS, is imminent for better service delivery.
This is contained in a statement signed by Yomi Layinka, the Special Adviser to the governor on Communications and Strategy, made available to journalists on Sunday in Ibadan.
It said that the governor, during an unscheduled visit to the station in Ibadan, told the management that the worn-out analogue broadcast equipment at the station would soon be replaced with state-of-the-art digital facilities.
Mr. Ajimobi, according to the statement, called for attitudinal change and paradigm shift among the workers, saying it was the only way his vision for the transformation of the BCOS could be realised.
“The governor assured that no worker would be sacked, but made it clear that each worker would be moved to his or her area of core competence within the public service,” the statement said.
Mr. Ajimobi, according to the statement, challenged the management and staff of the BCOS to redouble their efforts toward the performance of their primary role of educating, informing, entertaining the public.
It said the governor commended the workers for their support for his administration since 2011, urging them not to rest on their oars, realising the challenges ahead.
“I am here to promote the effectiveness, proficiency and efficiency of workers, irrespective of the political party you have sympathy for.
“I am a manager and I know there is need for attitudinal, structural and policy changes here.
“In style, attitude and paradigm, there is need for change, because if you keep doing the same thing the same way, you will keep getting the same result,” the statement quoted him as saying.
According to the statement, the governor said that the era of workers sauntering about is gone and there is no more room for playing politics and gossiping during official hours.
The statement said Mr. Ajimobi told the workers that his mission was not to witch-hunt anyone, but to encourage them to be more dedicated and committed to their duties.