OSOPADEC Chairman, Elder Sam Erejuwa has urged all members of staff of the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC) to refocus their minds towards making the mandate areas their place of primary assignment.
Erejuwa disclosed this on Wednesday, during the Monthly General Staff Meeting at the Corporate Headquarters of the Commission.
The Chairman, represented by the Commission’s Secretary, Dr Victor Koledoye admonished all staff to be proactive and have firsthand awareness of the activities of the agency in the mandate areas.
In his words: “The main responsibility of OSOPADEC is in the mandate areas; therefore members of staff need to be conversant with the activities going on in the region.
“Within our routine and job description, we need to have a particular reflection on Ilaje and Ese-Odo which are the Mission and Vision statements of the Commission.
“We need to also refocus our minds towards making the mandate areas our place of primary assignment”.
He urged all staff to enforce dedication to duty and cooperate with the ongoing structural changes in the departments.
According to him, “having a compact department where everyone is working closely together in a conducive environment will aid maximal output of activities in the mandate areas”.
Koledoye while reacting to the earlier remark made by the State Chairman, AUCPTRE, Comr. Kayode Ebiseni, appreciated him for the cooperation that exists between the Management and the Union, which exemplify the spirit of “partnership in progress”.
According to him: “we have enjoyed continued peaceful and solid collaboration with the Union. Peaceful protests should therefore be the last resort to negotiation and resolution.
“I’m thankful to the leadership of the Union for trending that part in making sure the welfare of staff is top priority”.
Koledoye equally appreciated the Palliative Committee for the timely submission of their report. He however pleaded with staff to be on the positive sides as top Management meeting on the report has been scheduled to fast track its implementation.
“The arrears of salary increase between May and September for promoted staff will start reflecting on their October salaries”.
Speaking earlier, the State Chairman, AUCPTRE, Comr. Kayode Ebiseni stated that the agitation of the labour union is for the good and welfare of the citizens and not a fight against the Federal Government.
According to him, the N35,000.00 wage reward will also be benefited by the State Workers, as that was part of the resolution and memorandum of understanding reached between the Federal Government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC).
He further urged the staff to maintain unity, love and peace so that none of OSOPADEC conflicting issues are tabled at the State level but contained and be resolved within the premise of the Commission.
Equally speaking, OSOPADEC AUCPTRE Chairman, Comr. Sola Ademuwagun pleaded with the Management of the Commission to input and accelerate the process of the palliative implementation.
Ademuwagun appreciated the Management for exhibiting promptness in the promotion, conversion and normalization exercise recently carried out.
According to him, the labour union doesn’t go into treasury of account. What labour demands is the implementation of the requests of staff and the overall welfare of workers.