Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, on Wednesday, announced the reversal of demotion of some local government workers, who were found to have acquired additional certificates without obtaining approval.
Oyetola said this at a meeting held with the state’s leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees held at the State Secretariat, Abere.
He, however, urged the workers to be committed to their duties, saying his administration would continue to reward hard work.
“I am very elated to see the mammoth crowd of committed and diligent workers in our local governments. The success of any government rests on the performance of civil servants, most especially those at the local governments.
“As a government, we recognise the fact that Local Government Administration is the closest to the people, and it is expected of you to do the needful for the image of our government and the wellbeing of our people.
“I thank God for the sustenance of full salaries. This will continue by the grace of God. We must all be responsible to our roles to make our state a pacesetter of development. I urge you to put in your best in terms of productivity, hard work and proficiency.
“You must be able to get home and be satisfied for putting in your best. Productivity is an important aspect of service delivery. You are supposed to be prompt in all you do. Those who put in their best in terms of efforts will be rewarded.
“On the issue of demotion of some workers, we have forgiven those demoted for embarking on further studies without approval. Their cases will be reviewed and their demotion will be reversed as appropriate,” Oyetola said.
Speaking earlier, the President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees in the state, Jacob Adeyeye, commended the governor for being committed to workers’ wellbeing, as demonstrated in the full payment of salaries as and when due.
He pledged the readiness of local government workers to support the administration of Governor Oyetola.