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Friday, June 23, 2023

Abiodun approves release of Year 2021/2022 promotion

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has approved the immediate release of Year 2021/2022  promotion exercise, alongside the approval for the payment of March and April 2023 leave bonuses.

The governor, who made disclosed this at the Year 2023 Public Service Day Celebration, with the theme "Building Trust Through Service Delivery : The Pivotal Role of the Public Service" at the Obas Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noted that this was to appreciate the workers' professionalism and enhance optimal performance. 

Abiodun, who was represented by his Deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, added that his administration considers civil servants important partners in progress, saying their wellbeing and welfare is sacrosanct 

He commended the harmonious working relationship that has continued to exist between the government and the state workforce, noted that this his administration doesn't take for granted saying together we will ensure its enviable position in Nigeria as a whole. 

Governor Abiodun charged public servant to be dedicated and commited to the discharge of their duties, adding that the public service remains one of the avenues where integrity as well as good legacy is earned through adequate service delivery.

Also Speaking, the Vice Chairman Association of Retired Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries, Mr. Demola Badejo, said Ogun State Civil Service has been on the forefront, hence the need for public servants to continue to uphold the tenets and rules guiding its operations, most importantly being the engine room of government. 

He also implored the state government to continue to provide necessary tools and welfare packages for public servants in other to enable them perform optimally. 

Speaking on the theme; 'Building trust through service delivery: the pivotal role of the public service', the guest lecturer who was a former Oyo State Head of Service, Tajudeen Aremu, enjoined the public servants to try and build trust in order to win the heart of thier bosses and the public, adding that ethics, accountability, 
and service delivery are other key concepts towards building trust through service delivery. 

He said anonymity, impartiality/neutrality, objectivity and confidentiality are civil service ethics which will earn public servants more prestige and respect from their bosses, politicians and the publics if put into consideration, while urging public servants to learn how to dress modestly, be guided by the public service rules as well as treat all matters as and when due. 

The practical steps to build trust through service delivery, according to the guest lecturer are; 'studying government policy paper with a view to designing the successful implementation, periodical briefing of the HOS by agencies of government and working to a point of indispensability through total quality service, impacting on subordinate officers for service and integrity, being accurate with figures and data and maintaining integrity of the civil service and personal integrity of officers'. 

In his contributions, Chairman Trade Union Congress (TUC), Hakeem Lasisi, said civil servants must be grateful to God for given them the grace to witness this year's celebration,  expressing optimism that the governor would address the current situation, that many public servants are facing as a result of the pronouncement of fuel subsidy.  

Earlier in his welcome address, Ogun State Head of Service, Mr Kola Fagbohun, said the annual public service day celebration was meant to celebrate the values and virtues of public service to society, noting that this year's theme was carefully selected to further enable the public servants to comprehend their essence in their continued service delivery to government and members of the public. 

While appreciating Governor Abiodun whom he described as worker-friendly and purpose driven for his support and for approving this year's celebration.

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