Local Government workers in the State of Osun have been charged to reciprocate the good gesture of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola-led administration in the state sequel to the unconditional approval of outstanding promotion and conversion exercises.
The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission gave the charge recently through the Coordinating Director of the commission, Lekan Babalola while presenting Promotion letters to officers in various departments of the Local Government councils.
According to him, the governor deserves commendations on this giant stride particularly on the welfare of workers, tasking the council workers in the state to understand the plight of the government, as the government is committed and sincere to pay all backlog of salary and pension arrears.
Barrister Babalola who was accompanied by some principal officers of the commission, including, Mrs M.O Irelewuyi, Director of Promotion, Appointment and Discipline and Alhaji Buraimoh, Director of Finance and Establishment assured the council workers a hitch free conversion exercise as experienced during the just concluded promotion exercise.
He added that those who sat for ASCON last January would also have the opportunity to attend the exercise.
Reacting, the Nigeria Labour Congress Chairman, Comrade Jacob Adekomi who is also a Local Government worker, while receiving his promotion letters appreciates the Governor of the state and the management team of the commission for the gesture.
While charging the staffers, Engineer Jacob Adeyeye, the State President of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees in the state pleaded for more commitments to duties by council workers, saying indolence must not be tolerated in any form in the service.
Also, the beneficiaries of the exercise pleaded with the state Government to backup the promotion with the necessary finances it deserves in time so as to cushion the effects of the current economic hardship.