Ogun State Governor, Prince DapoAbiodun, has charged workers in the State to be more dedicated and exhibit professionalism for effective service delivery.
Prince Abiodun gave the charge at the send-off ceremony, organised for the retired Head of Service, Engr. LanreBisiriyu and 11 Permanent Secretaries who also retired from the Civil Service, held at the Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noting that for the State to experience rapid development, public servants needed to brace up for the tasks ahead.
The Governor maintained that his administration was committed to good governance for continued development of the State, adding that workers’ welfare would continue to receive priority to further guarantee industrial harmony in the State.
“Let me in a special way acknowledge the entire civil and public servants for their support and cooperation since the inception of this administration. I must state that all we have achieved in the last six months was due to dedication, commitment and diligence our workers have exhibited.
‘’Ogun State public service has a proud legacy of professionalism. In this wise, I urged all our civil and public servants to keep the flag flying by emulating their predecessors”, he advised.
Governor Abiodunnoted that the retirees were true and worthy ambassadors of the State, assuring that government would continue to count on their experiences for the development of the State and the public service.
In his remark, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr.OlatokunboTalabi, eulogised the retired Head of Service for helping to stabilise the administration through his wise counsel, adding that Engr. Bisiriyu worked tirelessly and blend easily with those he came in contact with.
Engr. Bisiriyu in his valedictory speech, lauded the present administration for being people-oriented, which he noted, would open a better channel for sustainable development in infrastructure, security and better living standard for the citizenry, saying the future of the State look good with the vision, policies and programmes currently being embarked upon.
“Your commitment and undeterred passion towards evolving a better civil and public service through workers welfare, timely payment of salaries and other allowances and more importantly, capacity building through human capital development cannot be overemphasized.
Speaking on behalf of other retired Permanent Secretaries, Mr. James Olugbebi, appreciated the Almighty for His grace to contribute their quota to the development of the State, calling on serving Officers to redouble their efforts to make the Gateway State a better place for all.
The retired Head of Service and the retired Permanent Secretaries were honoured with Awards for their meritorious service to the State.