The need for public servants to find time for recreation after a period of hectic service delivery has been stressed
The Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele made this position known while playing host to the executive members of the state Senior Staff Club in his office in Akure, the state capital.
While applauding the leadership of the club for making available recreation facilities such as the long tennis and table tennis courts and others, Pastors Ogundele said it was time that public servants changed their perspectives that the club was only meant for drinking.
He lauded the infrastructural transformation that has been recorded in the club recently, calling on the present leadership to leverage on it as well as organise more programmes that would endear more members to patronize the facility.
Speaking on the forthcoming general election in the country and influence waded by the club, the Head of Service, who is the patron of the club urged members to think more about what would benefit the state than mere petty politics in making their decisions.
Earlier, the President of the club, Dr Olayemi Brown said the visit was to familiarize the new Executive with the Head of Service ahead of its forthcoming inauguration which would be held soon.
Dr Brown, who lauded the activities of the Head of Service in his little time in office, expressed optimism in his ability to take the state civil service to an enviable height, pledging the club’s unflinching support.
Also at the event were the club’s General Secretary Ikoto Bright, his Assistant, Deji Olarerin, the Financial Secretary, Ogunmola Olawale, the Bar Secretary, Johnson Aliu and the immediate past President and Ex-Officio, Tuyi Ologun among others