The newly appointed Ogun State Head of Service, Mrs. Ajibola Chokor, has charged civil servants in revenue generating Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to block revenue leakages, in order to boost the State’s Internally Generated Revenue for the development of the State.
Mrs. Chokor gave this charge during a reception organised in her honour at the Valley View Auditorium, Isale-Igbehin, Abeokuta, urging workers to co-operate with government and put in their best at ensuring generated funds were remitted into appropriate government coffers.
According to her, when revenue goes to private pockets, there would be insufficient funds for workers welfare, assuring that government would pay leave bonuses and other allowances when enough funds were available.
“I know that when funds are available, government would definitely meet our demands such as leave bonus, gratuities among others. I appeal to you all to put in your best and block revenue leakages in various agencies’’, she said.
The 18th Head of Service, appreciated the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for the opportunity to serve and promised to ensure prompt promotion exercise, as the Governor was looking into the issues of minimum wage, as well as the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) recruitment, tasking the civil servants to be diligent and pray for the success of the administration.
“Our service delivery should be in tandem with Government’s drive to encourage Public Private Partnership. The investors come into the State and interface with us, so, we should be willing to support, grow the economy and build our future together’’, she said.
Also speaking, the Majority Leader, Ogun State House of Assembly, Honourable Yusuf Sherif, thanked the Governor for the appointment of an indigene of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government as Head of Service, saying Mrs. Chokor would use her wealth of experience to shape the civil service for better service delivery.
Earlier in his sermon titled, “It is Good to Give Thanks to God”, the Shepherd- in Charge, Foursquare Gospel Ministry, Rev. Adedimeji Adegbesan, charged the congregation to always be grateful to God, as attitude of thanksgiving brings intimacy with God and attracts undoubted victory.
He appreciated the Governor for the grace given to the new Head of Service to reach the peak of her career, praying that the civil service would achieve a lot of progress during her tenure.