By Rasaq Adebayo
The Chairman of Isolo LCDA, Hon. Bayo Olasoju has shared a sum of N1.5 million or six council workers as a commendation for being hardworking and their exemplary performances, while also announcing a N10,000 bonus each for all members of the council staff as a palliative to cushion the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy.
Olasoju made the announcement at the monthly Birthday celebration and prayer session organised by the management staff at the multipurpose hall of the council secretariat on Tuesday.
According to him, the bonus and reward are yet another demonstration of his administration’s commitment to improving workers’ welfare, adding that “to whom much is given much is expected.”
He explained that the gesture was in acknowledgement of the selected staff’s punctuality and commitment to work.
Addressing the teeming staff, Olasoju said: “We are, indeed, in a difficult time but I strongly believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. As your president has said, ‘After Darkness Comes The Glorious Dawn.’
“In addition to the palliative the federal and state governments have rolled out, we are complementing their efforts with an additional N10,000 bonus to support your transport to and fro work because we know that some of you come from far distances. We will also be rewarding six outstanding staff whose dedication I’ve been observing for some time. There are those who have, as well, been doing wonderfully well in terms of punctuality, work ethics, and conduct but these six have been selected for recognition and also to serve as encouragement to others. They will be given N250,000 each.”
The announcements incited thunderous cheers from the council staff as they all could not contain their excitement.
Speaking further, the council boss gave an insight into how beautiful the council premises will be upon the completion of the ongoing rehabilitation projects, adding that more conducive offices will be available to the staff to enhance their optimal performance.
Among other incentives, Olasoju assured the workforce of slots in the array of empowerment programmes especially bursary awards for indigent students in the council area, adding that consideration will be given to children of low-ranking staff members who are in higher institutions.
Specially, Olasoju appreciated the staff of various departments, the Head of Departments, the Council Treasurer, and the Council Manager as he appealed to them to continually cooperate with him to set a better narrative about governance at the grassroots.
He also urged them to continually protect the sanctity of the civil service and promote ethical standards.
Olasoju, who graced the event in the company of his vice, Hon. Shakir Sadiq, and the Secretary to the Local Government (SLG), Hon. Sikiru Adeshina, posed for pictures with the August celebrants as he wished them a memorable celebration.