The Ogun State Government has approved the release of the 2021 and 2022 promotion exercise and payment of March and April 2023 leave bonus allowances, said to be part of measures to show more commitment to the welfare of civil servants and boost their morale.
Penpushing reports that Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known at the grand finale of the year 2023 Public Service Day celebration, held at the Obas’ Conference Hall, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, stressing that public servants deserve recognition.
The Governor represented by his Deputy Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, described the public service as an important tool for the rapid social-economic development of any nation and always remains the engine room of the government.
Penpushing further reports that Abiodun emphasized that his administration never take the importance of the workforce for granted, adding that government has continued to demonstrate its commitment in this regard through prompt payment of salaries and pension.
The Governor on fuel subsidy explained that he has taken a proactive measure and initiative to engage labour unions on how to mitigate the effect of the fuel subsidy removal, explaining that the committee set up by the government has submitted its report which will be look into
‘We have been proactive and taking the initiative to engage with our Labour Unions on how to mitigate the effect of the fuel subsidy removal. The committee set up by the government has submitted its report and the government solution will be announced shortly”, he said.
Penpushing also reports that the Head of Service Kolawole Fagbohun in his welcome address, appreciated the Governor for his support and effort in taking care of workers, and acknowledged his qualitative leadership and unrelenting efforts at advancing development and progress in Ogun State and expanding the frontiers of good governance at the national stage.
‘Public Service Day was set aside following the declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on 20th December 2002’’, saying the day is meant to celebrate the values and virtues of Public Servants in the governance process of the State’, Fagbogun stated.
Penpushing reports that Chairman of the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries in the State, Engr. Adeniyi Abiola, in his goodwill message congratulated the public servants on the celebration of the Day.
The Chairman represented by the Vice Chairman, Mr. Demola Badejo noted that effective Public Service is a very good partner for the political leadership which strives to provide genuine, pointing out that effective public service is a very good partner for the political leadership which strives to provide genuine service to the people.
Penpushing further reports that Abiola, while calling on the government to continue to provide necessary tools and welfare packages to enhance workers’ performance, admonished public servants to follow the footsteps of the founding fathers by upholding the traditional ethics of impartiality, neutrality, and loyalty
The former Head of Service of Oyo State, Chief Tajudeen Aremu, in his lecture titled, ‘Building Trust Through Service Delivery: The Pivotal Role of the Public Service”, noted that civil servants must be anonymous, keep their integrity and update themselves in accordance with the best practices in the world, asking them to shake off unnecessary bureaucratic bottlenecks.
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