Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Tuesday in Ikirun said there was no magic behind his government’s prompt payment of salary to civil servants other than prudent management of funds accruable to the state.
He made the disclosure at the maiden edition of civic engagement programme tagged ‘Apero”, which was held inside the hall of Akinorun Government High School, Ikirun.
Oyetola, who maintained that his administration would continue to give topmost priority to workers’ welfare said he only spend money on what is most important.
According to him, “I will continue to pay the 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 wasteful spending.”
Speaking on the recommendations of the Education Panel Review Committee, which recommended the reversal of the education system in the state to 6-3-3-4, as against 4-5-3-4, among others, he explained that the State Executive Council would look at the recommendations to make a decision on it.
He further said the state government had been assisting farmers with fertilizers, seedlings, as well as the grading of farm roads for easy accessibility.
Earlier in her address, the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode said the programme was organised for the government to interact with citizens of the state.
She emphasised that the forum would provide opportunities to the people to tell the government about their needs and for the government to intimate the citizenry on its achievements in all the sectors.
Making his presentation to the gathering, Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu said the governor had approved N400 million for the take-off of the Osun Health Insurance Scheme.