The Ondo state government on Monday said that it would continue to honour and reward outstanding employees in its service as further incentive to higher productivity.
The Head of Service, Mr Kayode Ogundele, said this at a news conference in Akure on Monday to herald the 2022 Ondo State Public Service Week scheduled to hold from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3
Ogundele said that activities had been lined-up for the weeklong celebration which has as its theme: “The Roles of Public Servants in Governance and Political Participation.’’
He said that that government realised the importance of its workforce as drivers of its programmes and policies and so therefore organised meetings to interface with the workers in the three senatorial districts of the state this week.
The HoS explained that the meetings were necessary to inject new ideas into the operations of Ministries Departments and Agencies with view to ensuring improved services.
“These meetings will offer an opportunity for the rank and file of the public service to gain better understanding of extant government development agenda, the REDEEMED: make contributions on how to improve the state bureaucracy and be better guided of their roles in governance and political dynamics.
“My office considers the extensive interaction very germane because no lasting improvement on any system can be achieved if the buy-in of the operators is not secured.
“More importantly, the interface will stress the necessity for public servants to improve on service delivery, beginning with a change in attitude and orientation.
“I am sure, if we get our values and orientation right, the rest will fall in place and we will evolve the service of our dream, bringing back the golden era of distinguished professional service,” Ogundele said.
He said that the meetings hold on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively at Stella Maris College, Okitipupa, Adegbemile Cultural Centre, Akure and that of the Northern senatorial district at Imade College, Owo.
The HoS further disclosed that to round up the public service week, some selected civil servants from the three senatorial districts of the state who had distinguished themselves would be honoured and rewarded.
Ogundele said that the selected workers were picked after rigorous selection processes by different panels and finally received 28 entries for the award.
According to him, the winner of the first position will take home N300,000, the second N200,000 while the third place winner takes home N100,000.