Some residents of Osun State have called on the new governor of the state, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, to take measures aimed at ensuring regular payment of salaries for workers as well as an improved living condition for all residents.
The residents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Osogbo, expressed optimism that the new administration would herald a new dawn in the state.
A civil servant, Mr Segun Efunkunle, said that his expectation from Oyetola was a better welfare package and prompt payment of full salaries.
Efunkunle decried the attitude of the immediate past administration to workers’ welfare and called for a new orientation.
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According to him, Oyetola needs to make the welfare of civil servants a priority in view of their plight in the last eight years.
Also speaking, a trader, Mrs Susan Egbejimi, urged the new governor to put in place viable economic policies that would stimulate the economy of the state.
Egbejimi said she was looking forward to a buoyant economy that would attract investors and provide opportunities for the people.
A roadside mechanic, Mr Taofeek Abdullazeez , urged Oyetola to ensure that artisans and traders enjoy patronage from workers through regular payment of salaries.
Abdullazeez also called on the people to support and pray for the success of the new administration.
NAN reports that the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo administered the oath of office on the new Chief Executive of the state at 1:02pm at the Osogbo Stadium shortly after Mr Benedict Alabi was sworn-in as the state Deputy Governor.
Until his election on September 22, Oyetola had spent eight years as the Chief of Staff to the immediate past governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
Oyetola defeated the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, during the last governorship election.
The outcome of the September 22 election is still being contested at the Governorship Election Tribunal.