‘Don’t build infrastructure at expense of workers wellbeing’
AProfessor of Human Resource Management, Professor Akintayo Dayo-Idowu has cautioned state governors to accord priority to well being of their workers by paying their salaries regularly rather than concentrating huge portion of the resources of the state on infrastructure at the expense of their workers.
The don,who made the appeal after delivering the 9th inaugural lecture of Osun State University, Osogbo, he lamented the rate at which state governments are owing salaries of workers for several months in some parts of the country.
Professor Akintayo who is also the Provost of College of Management and Social Sciences noted that the decision of some governors to keep building infrastructure when they could not pay salary was not good
enough and urged them to prioritise properly.
He emphasised that reward system is designed to encourage and motivate the employees to do their jobs with full commitment and dedication and that the workers deserved to be paid for the services they rendered regardless of the economic situation.
He advised governors to accord priority to the wellbeing of workers over infrastructural development, saying that the infrastructures could only serve human beings when they are alive to use them.
“Government must plan well and give priority to the payment of salaries of workers over provision of infrastructure. Government should not build infrastructures at the expense of human beings,” he said.
Adventures: People walk on Rail Line at Agbado,Ogun State.