‘Don’t build in­fra­struc­ture at ex­pense of work­ers well­be­ing’

Daily Trust - - EKO TRUST - From Ab­dul-Hameed Oyeg­bade, Osogbo

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.

Photo: Bamigbala Adekola

Ad­ven­tures: Peo­ple walk on Rail Line at Ag­bado,Ogun State.

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