I Won’t Sack Oyo Workers If Elected – Teslim Folarin

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Teslim Folarin, has denied rumors that he plans to sack some civil servants if elected as the governor.

Folarin, who gave this assurance during a meeting with some public servants in Ibadan, on Monday, said there was no reason to retrench any worker if given the opportunity.

He admonished them to disregard the fake news being spread by the agents of the opposition party and that he would retrench workers.

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The APC governorship candidate, Teslim Folarin explained that he was once a civil servant before deciding to take up politics and as such knows the pain of sudden retrenchment.

“I was a civil servant in the United Kingdom for almost 20 years before venturing into partisan politics. 

“Likewise, my running mate, Taiwo Okunlola, was also a civil servant for almost 22 years. Eight years as a secondary school teacher and 14 years as a university lecturer. Both of us cannot afford to fail the private, civil, and public servants in Oyo State. Oyo State workers and pensioners are in safe hands.

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“It is a statement of fact that civil and public servants under Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party are being underutilized with consultants engaged to take over their statutory responsibilities. An average civil/public official operates in an unfavourable working environment. Civil service rules and procedures are being relegated to the background. 

“With a mindset of immediate rescue, I assure that both the public and civil services will be repositioned for a better, more vibrant, and efficient service delivery as laid down by our progenitors.”

Folarin also noted that his administration is determined to motivate civil and public servants for effective service delivery, through prompt payment of salaries and allowances; promotion as and when due, and training for capacity building.

“APC administration under my watch will ensure regular payment of gratuities and pensions. We’ll reposition the service for effective and efficient performance.”

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