Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam has lauded workers in the state for their unequaled patriotism given their cooperation with the government on the state of the economy which has compelled both parties to work within the given realities.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Goke Butika, Speaker Salaam, while felicitating with workers as they celebrate May Day, said the parliament under his watch has noted with delight the love of workers for the state, saying their patriotism speaks volume with the way the salary issue was handled.
He said, "We have cause to celebrate our workers, they have over time demonstrated virtues of "Omoluabi" when the state was in dire strait over economic hardship, which made salary obligation an issue, and their peaceful resolution with the government was acknowledged".
Speaker Salaam then promised that the parliament would demand encouraging perks for the workers in the future if economy regains its shape, asserting that the leadership of the labour force has demonstrated that State of Osun belongs to us all, and must not be allowed to become a butt of jokes, because of temporary challenges.
Besides, Speaker Salaam has implored the workers on government pay roll to tone down their involvement in partisan politics, saying that it was worrisome that some section of civil servants are no longer regarding the civil service rule which bars them from taking partisan politics to their respective offices.
He said there was nothing wrong in having interest in politics, but the rule of service must not also be vitiated because of political interest taken too far; expressing his disgust about the way some workers have reportedly turned their office to party secretariat where political issues were discussed freely at working hours, saying such action should be stopped forthwith in deference to the integrity of the civil service rule.
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