Be committed to work, sustain ethics of service, Makinde charges workers
Says over 9,000 civil servants trained to enhance
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, charged the civil servants in the state to be committed to their work.
He also admonished them to sustain ethics of the service.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, said that his administration had trained over 9,000 civil/public servants to enhance service delivery.
Makinde gave the charge during the training/workshop organised by the Ministry of Establishments and Training for civil servants, held at the Ibadan Business School, old Bodija, Ibadan.
He said: “When I took over the mantle of leadership on May 29, 2019, I assured the good people of Oyo State that I will bring governance to the doorsteps of all and sundry. One of the ways in achieving this is through the state civil service, which is in charge of the implementation of policies for the state government.
“To this end, it is my conviction to put in place competent, qualitative, dedicated, committed, responsible and incorruptible civil service that will be able to stand the test of time.
“Undoubtedly, the civil service is the engine room of any administration hence, the need to train and retrain the state workforce to enhance their performance towards high productivity of the service.
“Over 9,000 public/civil servants have been trained in various fields since the inception of this administration. Today again, I am sure, is another milestone in the training packages of the Ministry of Establishments and Training. As I was told, the training modules at this occasion cover effective time management, emotional intelligence and effective customer service in the public sector.”
He, therefore, enjoined the civil servants to be committed to work, sustain the ethics of the state public/civil service and put in their best towards ensuring the development and growth of the state.
Earlier, the state’s Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Alhaji Ayansiju Lawal, said that 195 members of staff were drawn from all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for the training.
“I have implicit confidence that at the end of the training, the three topical areas will go a long way to further sharpen the minds of all affected workers to be much more time-conscious, have emotional stability to face workload and equally imbibe the right attitude for high productivity and cordial relationship with the people they are supposed to serve.
“This is the journey so far, and this smooth journey will not have been possible if not for your (governor’s) kind support and flair for workers’ welfare,” he said.