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Gov Oyebanji swears in new Head of Service

Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State on Tuesday tasked the new Head of Service, Dr Folakemi Olomojobi, to sustain ongoing reforms in the state’s civil service.

Oyebanji gave the charge during the swearing-in ceremony of Olomojobi at the Governor’s office, stressing the need for her to mobilise the workforce for effective and efficient service delivery.

Olomojobi, who until her appointment was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, is the second female Head of Service in the history of the state.

Her inauguration was withneseed by the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye; wife of Governor, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji and six former Heads of Service.

Oyebanji,  who commended the new HOS for her years of proficiency, patriotism, and professional service to the state, said that she earned the appointment on the strength of her track record of competence and impactful service to the state.

“There is no doubt that Dr Olomojobi is one of the highly trained, globally exposed, intellectually sophisticated public servants.

“She comes with a lot of skills that will definitely bring remarkable improvement to the civil and public service of Ekiti state.

“The positive response that greeted her appointment across the ranks and files of the service is eloquent testimony to her suitability for the position,”he said.

The governor said his administration had demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the welfare of workers in the payment of salary arrears, leave bonus arrears, payment of minimum wage adjustment across all cadres, and wage award to cushion the  hardship on the people.

He called on workers to reciprocate the good gesture of government through their hard work and commitment to the realization of the agenda of government while the government will continue to provide a conducive working atmosphere and tools for workers to thrive.

In her response, Olomojobi praised the governor for his leadership style and reforms which according to her have made Ekiti State the envy of other states.

She promised to do her best by ensuring that public servants work within the ambit of the six pillars of the administration’s vision to achieve the shared prosperity agenda of the government.

The new head of service said that the preoccupation of civil servants in the state was to ensure that all government policies promulgated to deliver the public good derivable from the six pillars are implemented efficiently and effectively.

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