Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has laid the foundation for 180 mass housing units for civil servants in the State.
Recall that the Osun Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Jacob Adekomi, had announced during the 2022 Inter-religious Prayer to mark the start of a new work year in January, that Governor Oyetola had approved and mapped out ten hectares of land for the construction of over 180 housing units for the benefit of workers in the State.
The mass housing project, situated in Abeere axis of the State, comprised 120 two-bedroom units, and 60 three-bedroom units.
Speaking at the event, Governnor Oyetola said the Housing scheme was in furtherance of government’s efforts at prioritizing workers’welfare.
He noted the estate would among other things fast track development of Ede land and boost socio economic status of the people.
He therefore called on workers to reciprocate governments gesture through quality service delivery in their respective places of assignment.
Oyetola also thanked the project financier, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, for what he described as probity and transparency in disbursing loan to workers to own their houses under the scheme.
He also commended the Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal for supporting and welcoming the laudable project in his domain.
Earlier, the Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigera, represented by deputy general manager, Mr Raheem Onitoolo, commended Osun state government for freely releasing land for the scheme which he said would help in bringing the cost down, thus making it affordable for civil servants.
He expressed the bank’s readiness to commence the project with the cooperation of other developers, adding that they are committed to completing the mass housing project within the stipulated time.
In his own remark, the Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal explained that the land had long been acquired by government saying a recent Court ruling had also confirmed it belongs to the state government.
He however lauded Governor Oyetola for his many laudable projects which, adding that he has continued to bring rapid development to the State.
The Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade, in his remark commended Governor Oyetola for implementing worker-friendly policies since the inception of his administration, stating that he had not disappointed the workers since his emergence as governor.
Also, in their separate remarks, the Chairman, Trade Union Congress TUC, Comrade Adebowale Adekola; Chairman of Osun branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Comrade AbdulKabiru Adekomi; Secretary of Osun chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Adeyemi; and President of the Osun chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Dr Kehinde Ogungbangbe, said Oyetola’s prioritisation of workers’ welfare and wellbeing in Osun was unprecedented, adding that Osun civil servants have never had it so good.
They also lauded Oyetola for what they described as fulfilment of his promises to workers, unanimously declaring their continued support for his administration, especially for his reelection.