The Oyo Joint Action Committee from the six tertiary institutions in Oyo State has pledged support for the re-election bid of Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde in the coming general elections.
The six tertiary institutions comprising of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, and Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, and College of Agriculture, Igboora on Tuesday paid a thank you visit to the Oyo State governor to pledge support for his second term ambition.
Speaking during the visit, the Chairman of Oyo State Joint Action Committee, Comr. Segun Oyewunmi maintained that the committee has visited to appreciate his unprecedented landmark achievements and performance in the state.
Oyewunmi noted that Makinde has shown a friendly gesture that is unmatched to workers in the state, noting that the governor has settled 6.4bn of about 8.6bn owed by the last administration led by late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi.
“It is a rare privilege to speak with you, our joy knows no bounds. You are a great leader of contemporary Oyo State and the face of good governance not only in Oyo State but in Nigeria entirely.
“Your friendly attitude to workers is unmatchable. During the last administration of Late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, we were owed more than 8.6bn, and you’ve paid more than 6.4bn which is over 80%.
“While other states did not implement minimum wage, you applied minimum wages to even pay arrear salaries. You did not owe any worker.
“When three tertiary institutions, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education now Oyo State University of Education, College of Education, Lanlate and College of Agriculture, Igboora was finding it difficult to pay salaries of workers. You approved 106m as sustainability support to pay the salaries. Time will not allow us to say everything.
“One other important thing is that you are the first governor who will deem it fit to appoint a worker of a tertiary institution as a member of the transitional council in 2019.
“These are many landmark achievements recorded by your administration and this is why we are here to say we are grateful”, Oyewunmi added.