Teachers in Osun State have endorsed the state Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, for a second term in office, following his prioritization of their welfare and well-being, under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT.
According to a statement issued by Governor Oyetola’s spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, the NUT chairman in the state, Comrade Adekomi Kabir, who spoke on behalf of the state’s over 11,000 teachers, gives the Governor a vote of confidence for his socioeconomic development of the state and concern for workers’ welfare.
Kabir, who spoke at the endorsement programmed at the Staff Development Centre in Osogbo, said the teachers’ decision was influenced by the administration’s achievements in various sectors, particularly education.
“The purpose of this program is to honor a man who has honored us. Its purpose is to honor those who deserve it. Oyetola deserves to be recognized for his contributions.
“It is for this noble gesture that we teachers believe it is appropriate to honor him for prioritizing our welfare and giving us the pride of place that we deserve as teachers in the State.
“It is on record that our Governor deserves to be celebrated not only for paying our full salaries on time, but also for ensuring that no worker has suffered in any way since he became Governor.
“In him, we saw a true leader, and he demonstrated that he is a worker-friendly Governor. That is why he has kept every promise he has made.
Governor Oyetola spoke on the occasion, noting that education remains a driving force in his administration’s development agenda.
He claimed that his administration had painstakingly designed a template to reposition education as a catalyst for building a strong, prosperous, and sustainable state.
Governor Oyetola, assuring his commitment to continue to govern Osun in the fear of God, stated that “the welfare of workers and other citizens in the State is of the utmost priority to me and our administration, and it shall remain so for now and in the future.”