Osun State Government has allayed fears of labour leaders over ongoing staff audit, clarifying that the exercise is not a witch hunt or an agenda to sack workers in the state service.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed obtained by OYO NEWS on Friday.
According to the statement, the Osun State Government under Senator Ademola Adeleke has taken note of the concerns of union leaders in the State.
The statement read in part, “The Government has taken judicious note of the concerns of labour leaders. The executive Governor has directed a review of the issues raised by the union leadership.
“The administration wishes to put it on record that there is no hidden agenda to sack workers through the ongoing staff audit. The deep relationship between Governor Ademola Adeleke and the labour movement is unprecedented in the history of union and Government in Osun state.
“As a government with labour welfare as the first item on its governance agenda, the unions are reassured that their interest and that of their members are well protected. The request of the labor leadership to be part of the audit process is being looked into by the state government.
“Governor Ademola Adeleke as a due process leader who has forged a close partnership with the labour movement is also the best defender of labour aspirations in the state today. All stakeholders should therefore be rest assured that no anti-labour policy can surface under the watch of the current union friendly administration”, the statement noted.