By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu on Tuesday promised to implement the N30,000 minimum wage for the civil servants in the state if elected as governor in the March 9 election.
Addressing APC members and supporters, during a campaign rally in Ibadan, the governorship candidate also assured that he will prioritize workers welfare without neglecting other citizens,
Chief Adelabu emphasized that his administration would pay the N30,000 minimum wage if it was eventually passed into law by the National Assembly and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying, in addition to implementing the minimum wage, his government would ensure prompt payment of workers’ salaries, as well as cater for pensioners and other segments of the state.
“I want to assure workers in Oyo State that if I am voted as governor, my government will implement the N30,000 minimum wage without qualms if eventually passed by the National Assembly and assented to by Mr President. Aside from paying the minimum wage, I will also ensure prompt payment of workers’ salaries because our workers deserve the best so that they too can give their best. But, I will not neglect other stakeholders who are also entitled to the dividend of democracy,”he said
Chief Adelabu added, “no doubt, civil servants are crucial to the success of any administration. But other categories of the population such as artisans, traders, farmers, students and professional bodies will also have a feel of my administration’s welfare programmes.”
“Throughout my working life, and particularly at the Central Bank of Nigeria, I never received salaries beyond the 25th of every month. Therefore, my administration will make sure that workers’ salaries are paid promptly.”
Speaking further, the APC governorship candidate promised an all-round development for the youths and that he is ready “to run free, functional and qualitative education in the state.”
He stressed that apart from providing jobs for the youths through agriculture, his administration would mobilise them for vocational and technical education while funds would also be provided for entrepreneurship.
On Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), he promised to work with the Osun State Government to ensure that Ladoke the ownership tussle besetting the Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, was straightened outside the courtrooms.
While urging the people of Oyo state to support him in the race for Agodi Government House to enable him to consolidate on Ajimobi’s achievements, especially the enthronement of peace and security, Chief Adelabu said
the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, laid a solid foundation for the development of Lagos when he ruled for eight years, which he said successive progressive administrations had been building upon.
“God raised Tinubu for Lagos State in 1999 and he handed over to another progressive and the chain has continued till today. That is why Lagos has developed beyond everybody’s imagination. I’m appealing to the people of Oyo State to also vote for me to succeed Governor Ajimobi, who I can safely describe as the game changer in Oyo State. He came to free us from PDP’s bondage. Oyo was on trial and error before his emergence. He has touched every sector and brought peace and security to our state.
“That is why our state is developing. The Arabs have oil money, but they are not as developed as Europe and America because there is no peace in their domain. I’m the first son of continuity in Oyo State and I’m seeking your support. I thank my father, my leader and my mentor, Governor Ajimobi for reposing confidence in me. I will not let the people of Oyo State down. All stakeholders will be adequately taken care of.”