The newly sworn-in Chairman of Oyo State Local Government Service Commission, Pastor Adewole Jimoh, on Monday admonished the members of staff of the commission on the need to make good use of the rare opportunity given them to serve in a place that is regarded as the headquarters of all the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas in the state.
Jimoh, stated this at the conference room of the commission while holding his maiden meeting with the new permanent secretary, management and staff of the commission.
“First and foremost, let me appreciate God, the giver of life and the only one who can put someone in office, for giving the Local Government Service in the pacesetter state two positions of authority at once. May I then use this medium to really thank His Excellency, the executive governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, for putting a round peg in a round hole at the Commission, the first of its kind in the annals of the state, ” he said.
He further admonished the members of staff on the need to be free, fair, honest and efficient in their service delivery, adding that the comission is like a court of law which is the last hope of the masses.
“Please, do the needful and the right thing on issues, because if you do otherwise it can affect you adversely later in life. Moreover, let punctuality and hard work be your watchword, be nice to your subordinates and have a positive attitudinal change,” Jimoh stated.
In a brief remark, the new permanent secretary, Alh. T. A. Olanrewaju, equally thanked God for his new position. He, however, solicited for the cooperation of members of staff, advised them to make official matters confidential and be happy with the success of others.
In his opening remark, the commission’s acting head of Local Government administration, Mr. Akeem Olatunji, said the essence of the meeting was essentially to introduce the new permanent secretary to the members staff of the Commission.
Alh. Ganiyu Wasiu and Comrade Ayo Adeogun, Director of budget, Planning, Research and Statistics and NULGE branch Chairman of the commission respectively, pleaded for the replacement of obsolete working equipments and improvement in the welfare of members of staff.