1st May, 2022
By Jethro Ibileke
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has saluted workers in the state for their diligence in the course of discharging their duty.
The Governor who stated this in a statement Saturday evening to mark the 2022 Workers’ Day, noted that the workers’ diligence is largely responsible for the achievements his administration has recorded thus far.
According to him, “As we mark Workers’ Day, I would like to appreciate workers in the state for their commitment to duty and diligence, which is responsible for the achievements recorded by my administration thus far. Edo people are, today, better off with the improved services provided by workers.”
To ensure that the workers to give their best, Obaseki disclosed that his administration provide them with the state’s e-governance tool which he noted has improved work processes in the state, automating government’s systems and ensuring quality service delivery to Edo people.
“In the last six years, we have ensured that workers in Edo State are provided with the right environment, tools, and encouraged to deliver optimal services to the people. From reconstructing office buildings, such as the Blocks C & D of the Secretariat Complex to the introduction of e-governance systems and robust welfare packages, workers have experienced a dramatic change in the conditions in which they work in the state.
“The e-governance system makes sure that our workforce is globally competitive and provides top-of-the-range services to the people. The transformation we are witnessing will ensure that the people are better served in the long run.
“It is also impressive that they have paid back in kind by delivering on their roles and responsibilities, which has created the atmosphere for the success of the reforms we have implemented,” he said.
The Governor added that the government will continue to prioritise worker’s welfare, which has continued to improve since the onset of his administration.
This is even as he said that the state will continue to place the interest of workers at the front burner of its institutional reforms.
He noted that continuous professional development at the John Odigie Oyegun Training Academy will equip them with skills to deepen the reforms in the state.
“We are very intentional about the need to ensure that the reforms we have introduced are sustained and outlive our administration.
“This is why we introduced the professional development plank in our reform agenda and are sure that these institutional frameworks will ensure that the changes we have introduced stand the test of time in the interest of workers and development of the State,” the Governor said.