Of recent, it has become crystal clear that the government of Osun is highly committed to the welfare of both retired and serving officers of government in the state.
That indication emerged recently when the National Pension Commission (NPC) categorically stated that Osun and only 11 other states in Nigeria have been remitting the proceeds from the Contributory Pension Scheme.
This is a good news for workers in the state of Osun, particularly for workers who are preparing for retirement.
When the people were still living in this euphoria, another good news came that the government has begun the payment of pensions by giving cheque to 2,006 pensioners, particularly those that have perfected their retirement documents.
Also, on Tuesday the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola commissioned a 2.8kilometer Ola Iya/Odi Olowo/Ita Olokan road and named it Workers’ Drive.
No doubt these demonstrations by the government were clearly against the accusation that the government is not committed to the welfare of workers in the state.
While I congratulate the workers and the retirees for these developments, I believe that the government still needs to show more commitment to strengthen the confidence of the people in the government.