Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has attributed the reason he is committed to paying workers salaries in the State to the Biblical belief that workers deserve their wages.

Oyetola, who spoke with journalists on the occasion of his 67th birthday celebration, also stated that he made payment of salary his priority.

Osun State was plagued with the problem of backlog of unpaid salary and allowances during the eight-year rule of Oyetola predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola.

This has made analysts to wonder what magic Oyetola was employing that Aregbesola was unable to deploy.

But according to Oyetola, “There is no magic. It is a question of defining your priority, getting them right. I also believe that workers deserve their pay. Don’t forget that I came from a private sector background. I employed people in my company. As a matter of policy, there was no time I didn’t pay their monthly salary. So, I decided that moving forward, I must of necessity make the payment of workers’ salary a priority.

” God has been quite kind. I look at my cash flow and define my priority right. So there is no magic, is a question of creativity and setting your priority right. There is no magic in finance. It is nothing extraordinary, but my background has actually helped me to able to look at some of these issues and define what I need to do at any point in time.”

On the nation’s 61st independence celebration, the Osun State governor said Nigeria has made significant progress in development and her democracy, but admitted we could do better.

” I think by any standard we have moved, we may not have achieved the level that we are thinking of as a nation, I think we are moving. Comparing us with other nations that had attained the same independence as ours may not necessarily be too good enough because you are not too sure of what they have.

We could do better given the level that we are now, particularly the efforts that have been put into running the affairs of the country by the present administration of President Muhamadu Buhari.

” I think we are moving. We are not stagnant. We are challenged. For instance, the issue of security is a big challenge but that is not only perculiar to Nigeria, we have the challenges in other parts of the world. But what is important is for you not to give up. I believe we are making progress, we may not be at the level which we are expecting as a nation but we are stagnant. Nigeria is moving forward,” he said.

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