The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has described the former Head of Service, HoS, Dr Nofiu Aigoro, as a very calm, deliberate, committed, selfless and dependable administrator.
Abiodun made this known on Tuesday during the official send-forth reception held in honour of the first medical doctor and orthopedic surgeon to become the Head of Service, HoS, in the state and six retired Permanent Secretaries, describing the out gone Permanent Secretaries as resourceful and hardworking partner in the ‘ISEYA Agenda’ of his administration.
Noting that his administration would continue to count on their wealth of experience, not only for the continued development of the public service, but the state in general, Abiodun charged public and civil servants in the state to take a cue from the meritorious service of the retired Head of Service.
He further charged them to continue to demonstrate more professionalism and dedication to their duties and responsibilities.
Abiodun said, “Our administration will make sure our civil servants are always celebrated in their career as important builders and the engine room of Ogun State. I therefore congratulate our retired Head of Service, Dr Nofiu Aigoro, and all our retired Permanent Secretaries, as they join the class of elder statesmen.
“We are here, not only to celebrate your retirement as Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries from the Ogun State Public Service, but also your induction as worthy ambassadors of Ogun State.”
He recognized the contributions of the entire public service towards the successful implementation of the ‘Building our Future Together Agenda’ of his administration, adding that his administration would continue to make the welfare of workers in the state a priority.
“Let me reiterate that this administration would continue to make the welfare of workers a priority so as to guarantee industrial harmony. We have cleared the backlog of promotions inherited from the last administration, coupled with the prompt payment of salaries and allowances.”
Abiodun reiterated that his administration was committed to resolving all outstanding issues, saying that “I am sure some of our civil servants have started receiving alongside their monthly salaries, leave bonuses for the months of January and February, 2023 in fulfillment of our promise and also the payment of deductions.”
The governor, however, charged the state public servants to be more committed and dedicated to their duties, thanking them for their support for his re-election.
According to Abiodun, the support he received from the civil servants will not be forgotten in a hurry, saying, “I will show my appreciation through the implementation of our various understandings.”
The governor informed the gathering that his administration had appointed Mr. Peter Fagbohun as the 19th Head of Service and disclosed that the inauguration of the new Head of Service would be done alongside three new Permanent Secretaries.
In his remarks, Dr. Aigoro, while appreciating Governor Abiodun for finding him worthy of being the first medical doctor to be appointed as the Head of Service in the state, implored members of the public service to continue to do their best and also support the incumbent administration in the state.
Responding on behalf of the retirees, Olukunle Sodehinde, thanked the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve and also contribute their own quota under the ISEYA Agenda of his administration.
He also congratulated him on his victory at the just concluded governorship election in the state.