I will govern Osun with fear of God — Adeleke


Ismail Azeez, Osogbo

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has pledged to govern the State with the fear of God, as he assured that no civil servants in the State will be denied his or her entitled benefits.

The Governor called on the workers in the State to be his administration’s partner in taking Osun to a greater height.

According to a statement signed by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure an improved situation for civil servants in the State.

Governor Adeleke gave the assurance at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Head of Service, Mr Samuel Ayanleye Aina, held at the Local Government Service Commission Hall on Tuesday.

“You are going to have it good under me,” Governor Adeleke assured the ecstatic workers, urging them to be a bit patient with his administration to get things in order.

The Governor who expressed optimism in the workers giving the new Head of Service the necessary support, admonished civil servants to compliment the administration in its goal to transform Osun state.

“You will all agree that I made a fantastic choice. From what I can see, from how enthusiastic you are, I am sure you will all cooperate with him,” he noted.

“There is time for everything, and when it is time for work, you should all face your work. Get to your office early and do your work. I will make sure everybody smile but you must do your work,” he charged them.

Adeleke noted that payment of salary for workers in the State had already commenced, adding that he will not disappoint the workers and people of the State.

“All MDAs have complied with my directive to submit their salary schedules and I have just signed the instruction for the immediate payment of salaries. Workers are to start receiving their salaries. I know you love me and I love you too,” he said.

In his address, the new Head of Service, Mr Samuel Ayanleye Aina, said the service under him will ensure professionalism and ethics that defines their work, assuring workers to promote their interests.

He pledged the cooperation of the State’s workforce to the Adeleke administration, saying the civil service as an important institution will work with the government to deliver benefits for Osun people.