WITH less than 41 days to the conduct of the governorship poll in Osun, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the exercise, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Sunday promised to stop the payment of half salary to some categories of workers in the civil service if he emerged the winner of the election.
He vowed to commence the payment of full salaries to all workers in the employ of the state government immediately he assumes office as the governor of Osun State.
Speaking at All Soul Anglican Church Osogbo, Adeleke lamented the suffering of civil servants, which he described as man inhumanity to man, declaring that “I will put an end to half salary in Osun State”.
While assuring that his government would ensure regular payment of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ entitlements, Adeleke stated that “we will not owe workers. It is inhuman to owe workers salaries. A labourer deserves his or her pay. Public servants will enjoy a good life under our government”.
“Teachers’ welfare is a condition for better education results. Enabling environment will be provided for teachers to deliver on teaching and learning and these would have multiplying effects on better performance of students in our public schools. I will be a governor of the people, by the people and for the people .
“God will use me to put an end to the suffering of Osun people. I will stop punitive taxes and levies.I will relax mobile courts due to the suffering and pains of the people. Artisans and local trade people will be patronized. I will not export our job to Lagos”, he remarked.
In his sermon, the officiating clergy, Venerable W.Ojebode prayed for the success of the candidate, stating that “the state needs a God-fearing leader.
We pray for your success. We pray the Lord will use you to take Osun to greater height"