Makinde commends unity of purpose among security agencies in Oyo
• Says out-going DSS boss, others working like ‘magicians’
• Promises to prioritise human capacity devt for civil servants
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, lauded the unity of purpose among the security agencies in the state, declaring that many of the service commanders are performing like magicians.
The governor, who stated this, while hosting members of the state’s security council to a dinner in honour of the newly-promoted and out-going Director of Department of State Services (DSS) in the state, Mr. Agada Alex, who retired from the service.
The governor praised the security agencies for their unalloyed commitment and dedication to duty, adding that the out-going DSS director made a mark and contributed immensely to improving the security of the state.
IN his response, Agada thanked Makinde for his support to the security agencies and his determination at ensuring that the state is safe and secure.
He said: “I want to say thank you to all who contributed to my success here. Wherever I served, I took it as my state of origin. I thank the governor for being supportive because there is no unhealthy rivalry among the services. Our interest is Nigeria.”
IN another development, Makinde has declared that his administration will continue to prioritise human capacity development for civil servants in the state to ensure they stand shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts in other states.
The governor stated this, yesterday, while opening a six-day human capacity building programme for senior officers in the civil service of Oyo State, organised by the Ministry of Establishments and Training, in collaboration with Klover Harris Innovative Solutions, held at the Ibadan Business School, Old Bodija, Ibadan.
The governor said: “For the civil servants in Oyo State, this training is not too surprising because it actually falls within what we promised the civil service. Gone are the days when the state used to be in the back waters.
“You are the engine room of whatever programme or policies we want to implement. As an administration, if you are not carried along and you are not properly trained and exposed, it means we will be wasting our time.
“I have given approval in principle for Simeon Adebo Training Centre to be renovated to cut the cost of this kind of training.”
Makinde equally charged the participants to apply the knowledge acquired from the training programme to their day-to-day activities at work saying: “I want to say to the participants that this administration will continue to do its best. But to whom much is given, much is also expected.”