The Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has told management and staff of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) that a major restructuring is imminent at the station for better service delivery.
Besides, the governor promised that the worn-out analogue broadcast equipment at the state-owned radio and television stations would soon be overhauled with state-of-the-art digital facilities.
The governor said this in his address to the workers during an unscheduled visit to Ile Akede, Orita Basorun, Ibadan, headquarters of the station, shortly after meeting the management of the corporation behind closed doors, on Friday.
Ajimobi called for attitudinal change and paradigm shift among the workers, which he said was the only way his vision for the transformation of the BCOS could be realized.
In the process of rejigging the station, the governor assured that no worker would be sacked, but made it clear that each worker would be moved to his or her area of core competence within the public service.
He challenged the management and staff of the BCOS to redouble their efforts towards the performance of their primary role of educating, informing, entertaining the public, as well as propagating government activities.
The governor commended the workers for their support for his administration since 2011 when he mounted the saddle, urging them not to rest on their laurels in realization of the challenges ahead.
Ajimobi said, “I am here to promote the effectiveness, proficiency and efficiency of workers, irrespective of the political party you have sympathy for. I am a manager and I know there is need for attitudinal, structural and policy changes here.
“In style, attitude and paradigm, there is need for change because if you keep doing the same thing the same way, you will keep getting the same result. The era when workers saunter about idly is gone. There is no more room for playing politics and gossiping during official hours. This will receive prompt attention as soon as we professionalize this place.”
The governor emphasized the need for the workers to continue to support his administration, irrespective of their political leanings, adding that his visit was not to witch hunt the workers but to encourage them to be more dedicated and committed to their duties.–