The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, reiterated his administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers in the service of the state, declaring that their welfare would be part of the major priorities in the next of four years
Abiodun made this known during an interaction with workers at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, where he also commended the state workforce for its unalloyed support.
He added that his administration in the second term would also look for ways to continue to improve the lot of the public servants so that they can continue to be more efficient and professional in the discharge of their duties.
“I want to pledge to you that I will continue to look for ways and means to improve you so that you will continue to be more intellectually and professionally built, so that you can hold your own anywhere you go in the world.
“I also want to pledge that in the next four years, your welfare will be one of my priorities, the things that I have been working on over the past few months by the grace of God will come to fruition in the next few weeks; they are some of the things we’ve been discussing. To the promises I have made to you, you will see changes very soon,” he said.
Abiodun, while thanking the public servants in the state for their support towards the successful implementation of the ISEYA Agenda of his administration in the first term, noted that the success recorded was as a result of the cordial relationship between the public service and the political office holders.
“I want to thank you for your support and collaboration, it is me and you, this is our government, the success recorded in the last term was because of you. More successes we are going to record this time and it is going to be because of you and I together,” Abiodun added.
The state helmsman while charging the Permanent Secretaries in the state public service who are Accounting Officers in their various ministries that would hold the fort until the appointment of new Special Advisers and Commissioners, said that he has no doubt in their ability to do a perfect job.
“I am going to need all the support and cooperation I can get from you Permanent Secretaries, you are the Accounting Officers of your various ministries, pending the time that we appoint advisers and commissioners, I want to enjoin you to please hold onto your ministries and be very accountable. I do not have a doubt that I will not find any of you wanting in your various responsibilities, you are all very experienced and you are the best of the civil service,” he said.
Abiodun, however, assured the people of the state that his administration in the second term would ensure the commencement of dry port in Kajola, Ogun Central Senatorial District of the state, adding that the commencement of the port which would have all the facilities needed, would not only make the state a place to be for investors, but would have an impact on the ease of doing business in the state.
The Governor, who also assured that his administration would continue to build more affordable housing units for the use of public servants, submitted that “We will continue to build until we ensure that every desirable civil servant that wants a house will have a roof over his head as a landlord, not as a tenant.”
Earlier in his remark, the Head of Service, Kola Fagbohun, who congratulated the governor on his successful inauguration for a second term, assured him that public servants in the state would continue to add more value towards the actualization of the ISEYA Agenda of his administration.