Mr. Peter Babalola, the Chairman, Osun Local Government Service Commission (LGSC), said the commission would not witch-hunt any local government worker.
Babalola gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo. “The commission was put in place to ensure that workers at the local government level perform optimally at the grassroots. It is also the priority of the commission to boost the morale of staff by maintaining periodical relevant training. The commission is not out to goad, witch-hunt or sack workers, but to instill discipline where necessary to make the local government service a professional calling,’’ Babalola said.
He said that the success of any government would be determined by the readiness of its workforce to turn policies into reality. Babalola said that the commission would accord priority to the welfare of its workers, adding that this would boost productivity. He said his desire was to encourage workers to add value to their qualifications, especially by undertaking professional courses that would assist them in “climbing the ladder of success.’’
Babalola who was the Chief of Staff to former Gov. Olagunsoye Oyinlola was appointed the commission’s chairman by Gov. Rauf Aregbesola on Oct. 5.