By GBENGA OLARINOYE

OSOGBO—Osun State government yesterday, again, restated that Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led administration in the state, had no intention to sack or retrench workers despite the paucity of fund being witnessed across the nation.

It insisted that it would rather embark on training and retraining of all categories of workers in its service.

Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, spoke in Osogbo while declaring open a Train-the-Trainers workshop with the theme Project: Water Education for Teachers, WET, organized for some selected public school teachers in the state by the Osun State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB in conjunction with Nestle Nigeria Limited and Starbright Nigeria Limited.

Mrs. Laoye-Tomori, who said the state government had placed teachers’ welfare among its priorities, said prompt payment of workers’ salary, including teachers, remained the hallmark of the present administration.

According to her, the state government would not relent in providing infrastructure and teaching aids in schools.

Earlier, Chairman of SUBEB, Prince Felix Awofisayo, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the board, Mr. Fatai Kolawole, commended the efforts of the state government in uplifting the standard of education in the state.

 

… approves N108m for plantain mills

 

Meanwhile, the state government has approved over N108 million for the construction of three plantain mills to boost productivity, an official said yesterday in Osogbo.

The Director of Produce, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply, Mr Joseph Adeniyi, said Governor Aregbesola had given approval for the establishment of the mills.

 

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