By G9ija.com

– He also said it is an arduous task to govern the state

– He made the comment at the 2017 Inter-Faith Service of the state government

The governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has admitted that the state is difficult to manage.

Oyo state is difficult to govern – Ajimobi

Oyo state is difficult to govern – Ajimobi

He made the comment at the 2017 Inter-Faith Service of the state government yesterday, Janauary 4, adding that it is an arduous task to govern the state.

His words: “Maintenance of our infrastructure and executing new ones have been extremely difficult.

“Oyo state is a big state. Ibadan alone is bigger than seven states and to govern Oyo state is a big responsibility with big problem and difficult to manage.”

Governor Ajimobi however promised that his government would use its share of the Paris Club funds when it is paid for the workers’ welfare as recommended by the federal government.

“We are looking for ways to reduce our cost and every attempt to reduce it, is disservice to a certain group of people.

“We have suspended car loans, subventions to higher institutions, allowances, assistance to organisations and individuals among others,” he added

Ajimobi tasked the workers to be committed and dedicated to their work and show appreciation to government’s goodness, explaining that the government has started a system that encourages, recognizes and appreciates productive performance by creating an efficiency unit to appraise and grade workers on their output.

The governor also charged labour leaders in the state to always embrace dialogue and help the government to seek ways to meet its obligations to the workers instead of being confrontational, noting that the era of table banging unionism should be a thing of the past.

Last month, the Oyo state government announced the immediate slash of salaries and entitlement of all political appointees in the state by 50 per cent.

According to the secretary of the state government, Mr Olalekan Alli, the decision was made owing to the prevailing economic situation in the state and the entire country.