Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has disclosed that investors are already showing unprecedented interests in Oyo State, explaining that in a short while, the people would start witnessing the result of massive investments.
Governor Makinde, who stated this while addressing the 2019 edition of the Oyo State Productivity and Merit Award, held at the Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, added that his administration’s promise of a private sector-led economy has begun to pay off.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Governor insisted that his administration would continue to deliver on its promises.
Governor Makinde also stated that his administration was going ahead with the planned recruitment and modernization programmes, noting that the productivity award was well-deserved by the awardees.
Speaking earlier, the Head of Service of the State, Alhaja Amidat Ololade Agboola, said the productivity award programme was organised to celebrate excellence in the entire workforce of the State.
She commended Governor Makinde for proving to the civil servants that he has truly come to serve the people and to move Oyo State forward.
The Head of Service also explained that the Governor has fulfilled the promises made to the civil/public servants through the donation of 100 per cent of his salary to the payment of pensioners; review of the cases of the wrongfully dismissed workers by the last administration and the implementation of the minimum wage.
She charged all the awardees to see the awards as a challenge to do more and never relent in doing good works, as it is known that the reward for hard work is more work.
The State HoS hinted further that the award was not meant to create rivalry among the workers but to bring out the best in all the civil servants.