By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has warned Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service to do away with sycophancy and unprofessional conduct so as to add value to government and enhance the standard of living of Ekiti people.
Fayemi gave the warning on Wednesday during the swearing-in of four new Permanent Secretaries into the State Civil Service held on Wednesday at the conference Hall of the Governor’s Office in Ado-Ekiti,the State capital.
The Governor who called on the new Permanent Secretaries to drive the
transformation agenda of his administration in their various
Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) vowed to continue executing policies that will entrench good governance and better the standards of living of the people.
While calling on them to consider the interests of Ekiti people above personal interests, also said his administration would continue to judiciously utilize the resources entrusted to its care.
The Governor said his administration was poised to justify the mandate of the electorate noting that the Civil Service as an important partner in translating the five pillars development agenda into reality.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Dr. Fayemi
said the appointment of the Permanent Secretaries was aimed at repositioning the civil service for effective and efficient service delivery in tandem with good governance which was one of the five pillars of his administration’s development agenda.
The new Permanent Secretaries are Mr. Tokunbo Alokan from Efon Alaaye,
Mr. Ezekiel Adedipe from Ado- Ekiti,Mr. Sola Ogunmiluyi from Ilupeju-Ekiti and Mr. Kayode Akinola from Ode-Ekiti.
Governor Fayemi stressed that the loyalty of his administration was to the people of the state, whom he had demonstrated his resolve in the last one year to serve with honesty, diligence and sense of purpose.
He said: “Ladies and gentlemen, let me once again restate that our loyalty remains to the people of Ekiti whom we have vowed to serve in all honesty and every sense of purpose and we will remain true to that.
“The experience of the past twelve months has further strengthened our
resolve that indeed Ekiti people deserve nothing but the best. The restoration agenda is on course and evidences abound that we are on the right course.
“In whatever you do, always consider the best interest of Ekiti State and Ekiti Kete far and above your personal interest, consequently we can build the society of our dreams and make Ekiti the pride of all.”
The Governor while promising not to relent in his quest to continuously motivate, encourage and empower the state civil service for optimal performance, emphasized the need for the newly appointed permanent secretaries to create a better working environment for civil servants under them.
Speaking on behalf of the new appointees,Mr. Alokan said the
appointment would renew their commitment to government business,
promising to key into the dream and vision of the Fayemi administration.