OSOPADEC Chairman, Sam Erejuwa has pledged total commitment to the enhancement of Staff welfare and all – round development of the Commission’s mandate areas, in a bid to bring about total prosperity for all.
Erejuwa made this pledge during the first edition of the Commission’s prayer session and general staff meeting in Oba- Ile, Akure.
In his new year message tagged: “2023 – A year of New Beginning with Abundant Blessings and Unquantifiable Positive Impacts”, the people’s Chairman encouraged staff of the interventionist agency to be more focused and remain committed to the goals and objectives of the REDEEMED agenda of the current administration under the leadership of Mr. Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON.
While appreciating the Board, Management and Staff of the Commission for their tremendous support during the just concluded year, Erejuwa assured that year 2023 will be a year of “New Beginning” with many blessings in stock for the Staff, the Commission and the Mandate Areas.
In his words: “All thanks to God for his protection over us and our family members. I wish you all a happy and prosperous year. It is a Fresh Start and a New Beginning for us.”Undoubtedly, year 2023 is filled with blessings, challenges and misfortunes, but we claim the blessings therein, in Jesus name. I pray God will go with us this year and help us achieve those things we could not achieve last year”.
Erejuwa stressed that his paramount concern as the Chairman of OSOPADEC has always been to transform lives and develop the mandate areas. He applauded the Board and Management of the Commission for their support and consent which led to the creation of the Environmental and Natural Resources Unit in the Commission. He said the unit will spearhead the actualisation of his administration’s developmental plans and projects in the mandate areas.
According to him the Commission’s vision of bringing total prosperity and environmental sustainability in the Niger Delta region of the State state will also become a reality.
Erejuwa emphasized: “My primary concern is the development of Ilaje and Ese-Odo, to ameliorate the pains of our people, empower them, put smiles on their faces and make life meaningful to them.
“We thank God for the little we have achieved. We have started well and we are determined to do more before the end of our tenure. “The ongoing construction of housing units has reached an advanced stage. The water project in Molutehin will also be completed soon. By God’s grace, our people will have access to clean water before the end of April.
“The road construction in Igbotu and the construction of the General Hospital in Agadagba-Obon is progressing, and will be commissioned for the benefits of our people sooner than later.
“Solar power has been fixed at the proposed site of the School of Maritime Transport and Logistics, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, OAUSTECH in Ugbonla. This is indeed a novelty as there has never been electricity in these areas.
These projects are spread across different parts of Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas to give our people a sense of belonging and better their lives.
“We will do more in 2023 in spite of the limited resources at our disposal. With the help of God, it is our aspiration that Mr. Governor will cut not less than four (4) tapes to commission projects to the Glory of God and the benefits of our people”.
The Chairman equally certified that he will not be weary in ensuring that his Staff are comfortable and productive in their respective offices.
While earlier responding to comments and questions by the Staff, the Commission’s Secretary, Dr. Victor Koledoye appreciated the Chairman for his exceptional leadership qualities and for prioritising staff welfare since he assumed office.
On behalf of the Management and Staff, Koledoye assured the Chairman of their unalloyed support and prayers for a successful tenure at all times. He further expressed his optimism that year 2023 will be a better year for the Staff, as all issues concerning welfare and career progression will be on the front burner.
Koledoye specifically revealed that discussion have reached an advanced stage with the Management of the Ondo State Contributory Health Commission to capture all staff.
Under the scheme, a Staff has an automatic family plan only (One principal enrollee, One spouse, Four children below 21 years) for its enrollees, making it easy for an unmarried beneficiary to seamlessly add his or her statutory dependents whenever he or she gets married.