A senior management staff of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, (BCOS), has commended the immediate past chairman of BCOS, Prince Dotun Oyelade, for keeping to the promise which he made to leaders of the Cooperative Societies that their May salaries would be paid in full.
The staff, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, was reacting to an online news publication that the BCOS management, without Prince Oyelade’s input, made the decision to pay the salary. He said that mischief makers were out to discredit Prince Oyelade by making it appear as though Oyelade had no hand in the salary payment. He pointed out that the reverse was true, as it was impossible, without Oyelade, for the BCOS to come up with the huge sum required to offset the May salary in less than 24 hours after Governor Seyi Makinde dissolved the cabinet.
Speaking further, he maintained that Prince Dotun Oyelade had promised the leadership of the Workers’ Union that, before May 25th, the salaries will be paid. He said Oyelade had tidied up the process in advance.
According to him, ” Even if the governor had dissolved the cabinet over the weekend, what happened would still have happened”
” The money with which BCOS is going to make the payment did not emanate outside the efforts of Dotun Oyelade.”
While urging the public to disregard the publication, which he described as “an attempt to discredit the outstanding performance of Prince Dotun Oyelade by his detractors”, he stressed that Oyelade remained one of the best Chairmen that BCOS ever had.
It would be recalled that a few weeks back, the leadership of RATTAWU, and other Unions in BCOS, passed a vote of confidence on the management team led by Prince Dotun Oyelade.