WORKERS DAY: Seyi Makinde,The Game Changer
CELEBRATING OYO STATE WORKERS ON THEIR DAY TODAY
For some years in the past, workers in Oyo State have had bad experiences in the hands of the past government of the All Progressives Congress (APC). It is recalled that non-payment/delay in the payment of the workers’ salary was the order of the day in the state. Different kinds of workers like teachers; local government staff; workers at state ministries, agencies, departments and commissions; staff of the state’s higher institutions, among other others, have gone through excruciating moments.
Now, here comes the game changer and man with passion to put smiles on the workers’ faces, Engineer Seyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, who was sent down to achieve success in improving the lives of the workers, students, farmers, the market men and women, the rich, the poor, among others. Exactly a year ago, our GSM was just a governor-elect having stupendously defeated Adebayo Adelabu Penkelemesi and the APC at the 2019 governorship election in the state This year’s celebration of the Workers’ Day is very significant because it is the first that our leader, GSM, will celebrate as the executive governor.
Each year on May 1, people across the globe take to the streets and government settings to commemorate International Workers’ Day or May Day.
Therefore, as the youth leader of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, I join the entire workers in the state on this year’s Workers’ Day to rejoice for having GSM as the leader of the pacesetter state and also for his love for all and sundry. The youths of our party and even non-partisan youths in the state have showered encomiums on our dealing governor.
If it were to be business as usual when the workers were suffering but smiling, there wouldn’t have been any reason to celebrate the international day of the workers. It would have just been a journey of vicious circle of no progress, whatsoever.
On this international day of workers, I, on behalf of the entire youths of the PDP in Oyo State, felicitate the workers and the would-be workers in the state on 2020 May Day. By extension, this felicitation also goes to workers beyond our state and in the world at large. May I add that the only thing required of you (workers) is maximum cooperation in your dedication to work and prayers for God to empower our state more financially so that he can do more and turn Oyo’s story around.
Lastly and once again, I wish to identify with the workers on this year 2020 May Day celebration.
Congratulations, dear workers and engines of government.
Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye
Oyo State PDP Youth leader, writes.