Osun state governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, Tuesday held the first civic engagement programme tagged “Apero” to listen to the yearnings of people of the state.
Speaking in Ikirun, headquarters of Ifelodun local government area of the state, Oyetola said the prompt payment of full salary to workers was deliberate and sincere.
He said he was able to sustain the payment since he assumed office because of his prudence.
Oyetola stated that the welfare of workers was his priority and said he only spent money on what is most important.
“I will continue to pay full salary of workers and God will continue to help us. How we are managing to use the little resources accrued to the state to achieve a lot is not by magic. But rather, we manage what comes in by not engaging in a wasteful spending”.
On the recommendations of Education Panel Review Committee, which recommended reversal of education system in the state to 6-3-3-4, as against 4-5-3-4, among others, the governor said the state executive council would look at the recommendations to take a decision on it.
On agriculture, Oyetola said the state government had been assisting farmers with fertilizers, seedlings, as well as grading of farm roads for easy accessibility.
Earlier in her remarks, Mrs Funke Egbemode, the commissioner For Information and Civic Orientation, said the programme was organised for government to interact with citizen of the state.
She said this was to enable people to tell government about its activities and for government to tell people of its achievements in all the sectors.