Ahead of the governornship election in Oyo State, the governornship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Teslim Folarin, has denied the allegations that he would sack state workers if elected.
According to The PUNCH, he stated this during a meeting with civil servants on Monday.
“I was a civil servant in the United Kingdom for almost 20 years before venturing into partisan politics.
“Likewise, my running mate, Taiwo Okunlola, was also a civil servant for almost 22 years. Eight years as a secondary school teacher and 14 years as a university lecturer.
“Both of us cannot afford to fail the private, civil, and public servants in Oyo State. Oyo State workers and pensioners are in safe hands,” he added.
Additionally, he stated that his administration is committed to inspiring civil and public servants to offer excellent services through quick payment of salary and benefits, promotions that are due when they are due, and training that builds capacity.
“APC administration under my watch will ensure regular payment of gratuities and pensions. We’ll reposition the service for effective and efficient performance,” he promised.