Prince Abiodun who stated this while swearing in the new Head of Service, Mrs. Amope Ajibola Chokor, at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noted that the workforce have been the arrow head of the successful implementation of building the State together agenda.
“We will continue to ensure prompt payment of salaries and allowances. We are also working to clear the backlog of promotions, leave bonuses and other allowances. I charge our workers to be more dedicated and professional in the discharge of their duties and together, we will achieve the Ogun State of our dreams”, he said.
The Governor noted that his administration would observed due process and transparency in all its dealings, as well as be inclusive and participatory to the people, irrespective of their age, gender, status and location.
While congratulating the new Head of Service, Prince Abiodun said her appointment was a product of diligence, merit and careful consideration, urging her to consider her elevation as an act of God.
“I want to congratulate the new Head of Service, I want you to consider this appointment has an act of God. You have been chosen out of many others who are equally qualified and possessed the required skills and experience to steer the ship of Ogun State public service.
“Ogun State has a legacy of excellence to protect the public service. Let me remind you that you are the standard bearer of the pride legacy left behind for us by your predecessors.
Governor Abiodun charged the new HoS to take further, the pride legacy of the public service to greater height and improve on the exceptional records of the past female Heads of Service”, he said.
He enjoined her to bring her vast wealth of experience to bear by leading to inspire the public service that would engender the required trust and confidence of the private sector, for cooperation and collaboration, adding that it was her duty to provide leadership that would spur workers to greater productivity.
Speaking earlier, the Head of Service, Mrs. Amope Chokor, said the public service occupies a strategic place in actualising goals and objectives of the political class, adding that it was through the service that visions and aspirations of government would be translated into concrete terms for the people.
While calling on Civil Servants to join her, not only to maintain the enviable record of excellence but to take the service to a higher pedestal, appreciating the Governor for extending the inclusive policy to the Bureaucrats to enable them contribute to moving the State forward.
The Olota of Ota in his remark, said the people of Ota have been clamouring for more opportunities to serve the State at a higher level, commending the State Government for finding their daughter worthy of the position.