Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that he will soon appoint Permanent Secretaries to vacant positions in the state’s Civil service, following the advice of the retired Head of Service, Amidat Ololade Agboola.
The governor who stated this while speaking at the retirement and thanksgiving programme of the retired Head of Service, held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, at the weekend, said that the ex-HoS was committed to workers’ welfare.
He also said that it was commendable that the outgone HoS did not recommend any staff for dismissal all through her four year tenure.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, further quoted the governor as saying that his administration will soon purchase official vehicles for serving Permanent Secretaries and Tutors-General in the state.
Governor Makinde, who described Ololade Agboola as a team player who contributed immensely to the success of his administration in the past four years, adding that she was so passionate about service to the state.
While admitting that Agboola was a member of his administration’s think tank, the governor noted that his government was successful in putting the right pegs in the right holes.
He also stated that since it came into office, his administration has refused to base its decisions on sentiments such as religion or region.
In her remarks at the event, Agboola thanked God and Governor Makinde for giving her the opportunity to serve the state as Head of Service, despite all odds.
She also commended the state government, labour unions and other government functionaries, for providing a conducive atmosphere for her to thrive.
She pledged to continue her support for the Makinde- led administration
The event was attended by the wife of the state governor, Mrs. Tamunominini Makinde, the state deputy Governor, Bayo Lawal, former deputy governors of the state, the husband of the celebrant who is also the Chairman State Advisory Council, Hosea Agboola, law makers, Commissioners, traditional rulers, among others.