Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has sworn-in two new Permanent Secretaries with a promise to make the State civil service a reference in the comity of civil service in the country.
The two Permanent Secretaries are Engineer. Muritala Adekunle and Engr. Olufisan Osiyale.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony that took place at the Executive Chambers, governor's office Oke-Mosan Abeokuta this Tuesday, governor Abiodun noted that his administration in the last years, positioned the civil service to be vibrant and result oriented.
He said, "as a very responsive and responsible government, working assiduously with determination, we are therefore positioning the civil and public service to be vibrant and result oriented towards the successful implementation of our Building Our Future Together agenda.
"By our vow principles of governance that solely predicate on inclusive leadership, we consider the civil service as prime partnership of great value and significance, therefore, we should continue to hold you in the highest esteem and treat you with utmost respect and respect that you deserve", the governor stated.
Abiodun emphasized that the swearing- in of the two Permanent Secretaries who were chosen on merit and tract record, was a deliberate policy steps taken by the administration towards transforming and strengthening the civil service for optimum performance.
"Your appointment is based on merit which is the reflection of your dedication, competent, diligent, capacity and exemplary services to the state.
"It is now fundamentally important that as part of your responsibilities, you must support the general policies and priorities of this administration and to operate within the contest of the management practices and procedures established for government as a whole".
Commending the Permanent Secretaries for standing firm and remaining resolute in the face of daunting challenges while serving the State, governor Abiodun opined that their resilience has passed off, calling on them to be prudent, proactive, accountable and meticulous as accounting officers in their respective ministries.
He expressed optimism that they would continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and contribute to the development of the State in line with administration's mantra.
Speaking in an interview, the Head of Service, Mr kolawole Fagbohun, congratulated the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, imploring them to work harder in order to justify their new positions.
In their remarks, the new Permanent Secretaries, Engr. Muritala Adekunle and Engr. Olufisan Osiyale, thanked governor Abiodun for the elevation and promised to join hands with their colleagues in take the State to the next level.