By Funmi Adekoya-Ojo/Folake Oye
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke says his government will not rest on its oars to ensure that the people of the state enjoy their rights.
Governor Adeleke stated this while hosting members of the Osun State Judiciary Staff Union, JUSUN, who were wrongfully suspended and had their fifty-seven months’ salaries allegedly diverted.
Governor Adeleke, represented by his Deputy, Prince Kola Adewusi appreciated members of JUSUN, for their mutual understanding and maturity, saying, the government is concerned about JUSUN and would not allow the members of the judiciary to suffer for no reason.
He expressed joy that the national body has waded into the matter, noting that the suspended Judiciary staff salaries had been paid by the state government.
While urging members of JUSUN to continue to maintain peace and their dignity, most especially during their industrial actions, the Governor assured that all other demands of the Union would be looked into
In his remarks, the Chairman, Osun State Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Comrade Olugbenga Eludire commended the state government under the leadership of Governor Ademola Adeleke for its quick response towards the well-being of the judiciary Staff in the state.
On the issue of their industrial strike, Comrade Eludire said the industrial action is still ongoing adding that only the national body of the judiciary can give an order to either suspend or call it off
Meanwhile, the state government says Osun remains one of the cleanest states in the country.
Special Adviser to the State Governor on Environment and Sanitation, Mr Babatunde Balogun stated this in a statement in Osogbo in reaction to a report credited to a group which rated Osogbo, the state’s capital as the dirtiest in the country.
While reiterating the commitment of the present administration to deal with the numerous challenges posed by environmental degradation in the state, Mr Balogun noted that both the state capital and major cities were always kept clean daily by the sweepers, parkers and PSP operators.
He explained that some large trucks were functioning, with small trucks packing over 1000 tonnes of waste to various dump sites every day for effective management.
Mr Balogun maintained that Governor Adeleke was keen towards creating a conducive and clean environment for the entire state’s citizens.
He said the state government was working assiduously on innovations that would assist the environment and sanitation sector development and also ensure that the state shines amongst its equals.
Mr Balogun, who described the write-up as barbaric, warned the group to desist from such act, noting that it was a deliberate attempt to rubbish the good work of the performing Governor.
The Special Adviser also charged residents to take concrete actions towards ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment to assist the government in its bid to make the environment clean.