By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Efficiency, Dr Isaac Ayandele at the weekend hinted that Oyo state government is ready to continue rewarding efficiency and effectiveness among its civil and public service.
Dr Ayandele while dropping this hint stated that Oyo state government awarded workers and Ministries/Departments/
According to the Special Adviser, this was an indication that the present administration’s in the state reforms and restructuring of the workforce have yielded fruitful results.
He pointed out that about 34 awardees were rewarded with cash gifts of One Hundred Thousand Naira and automatic promotions and that nine MDAs were rewarded as Efficient Ministries with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism topping the log as the Most Efficient and Effective Ministry in Oyo State in 2017.
Dr Ayandele said Mr. Adesina Olawoye, the Civil Servant of the Year and the Most Efficient Civil Servant in the office of the Accountant-General in the state has been rewarded with a promotion to the position of Permanent Secretary, adding that the Most Efficient Female Civil Servant, who was also the Most Efficient School Principal, Mrs. Olayinka Aborisade has been rewarded accordingly, adding that the ongoing reforms and restructuring in the state civil/public service is yielding positive results,
“We now have hard-working, committed and dedicated civil/public servants. The conduct and attitude of the workers have changed positively and government is reaping from the efficiency and effectiveness of its workforce.
Though, we still have those who are not up to speed but we believe that if the majority of the workforce are efficient and effective in discharging their duties, civil/public service in the state will be better for it. We are not expecting 100% but quality representation of the efficient ones will add value to the transformation and reposition agenda of Governor Ajimobi,” he said.
Emphasizing that Oyo state government will continue to recognise and appreciate its workers found worthy, saying that this will encourage government’s employees to stretch, set new challenges and maximize their ability to contribute to the development of the state, Dr Ayandele said that diligent, careful and critical assessment will be employed to determine those to be recognised, and that they must be found to be obedient, industrious, honesty, disciplined, dedicated, creative and professional like the awardees of 2017.