As part of learning and adaption programme for running a Transformation Office, Officials from Ondo State Civil Service had visited the, Ogun State Public Service Transformation Office (PSTO) in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, for a day study tour on how to establish and run a Reform Coordination Agency in Ondo State.
The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State PSTO, Mr. Jola Oyeneye who received the visiting Officials, said the agency was established in order to reform the public service for effective service delivery, citing its effort for the Bureau of Lands and Survey, in reviewing its processes for Land titling, as well as, rendering assistance to the Health Management Board to put in place a Performance Management Framework for its secondary level health facility.
“Some agencies don’t have service charters, our mandate is to help the agencies to come up with their service charters. The Governor is the Chairman of the PSTO State Steering Committee, which consists of members of the State Executive Council and this has highly contributed to the good performance of our agency’’, he explained.
Mr. Oyeneye charged the officials to have all hands on deck, as setting up a new agency is not an easy task, urging them to be in synergy with the political leadership of their State which, according to him, was the main reason PSTO was being sustained in Ogun State.
‘’I will also like to inform you to sensitize the whole Public Service, let everyone know what you are doing and not just wink in the dark, share questions and know people’s view, ” the Permanent Secretary said.
In his contribution, the Director, Public Service Reforms and Innovations, Mr Oluwatoyin Obatosin, highlighted the evolution of Ogun PSTO, saying the mandate was to manage reform initiatives in public service in the State, which had been the guiding principle of the agency, in less than two years of its establishment.
The Administrative Secretary, Mr. Oluwagbemiga Akingbasote, who led the Ondo team, appreciated the warm reception accorded them, acknowledging the impact of the study tour, noting that it would go a long way in assisting them in replicating the same structure in Ondo State.