An aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has promised regular payment of workers salary if elected governor of the state come September this year.
Omisore, who is a former deputy governor in the state, boasted that his professional and entrepreneurial skills would be employed to tackle unemployment.
In a release personally signed and made available to newsmen on Thursday, Omisore said the success of his tenure as the deputy governor of the state was a testimony to his promise.
“However, if I become the governor of Osun State, the salary and wages of the workers would be paid promptly and there was a testimony to this when I was the deputy governor.
“I would treat workers with dignity and respect. I will focus on building major infrastructure in the state, such as roads.
“We will carry out the dualization of Gbongan junction to Kwara boundary, ensure the development of Osun airport, see to the construction of the Ilesa/Ife dams, rehabilitate of Ede headworks, Ejigbo water supply scheme.
“We will also see to the dualization of Mayfair Junction to Lagere-Enuwa-Moore-Ilesa bypass and the construction of Gbongan-Oyo boundary. Most of these projects were initiated and facilitated when I was chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation between 2007 and 2011.
“But all these were discontinued and their prices inflated. We shall give them utmost priority when I become the governor. Education and health shall take their pride of place in my government. I shall stop capital flight of Osun’s money.
“Osun’s money shall be spent by our people and not Lagosians.
“Unemployment shall be tackled using my professional and entrepreneurial goodwill to benefit Osun people,” he promised.