By John Kayode
Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele has expressed satisfaction with the attitudes of workers in the state, saying there has been tremendous attitudinal changes towards the discharge of their duties.
Pastor Ogundele made this position known while fielding questions from newsmen after his unscheduled inspection visit to the state secretariat annex situated along Benin/Owo expressway in Akure, the state capital.
According to him, the essence of his occasional unscheduled visits to government offices was to encourage officers to always be on their beats and face their jobs squarely.
While urging the workers in the state to utilize the working hours which are from 8 am to 4 pm on the week days, the Head of Service charged workers to eschew the habits of loitering around and engaging in idle talks while they are expected to be at work.
Noting that all civil servants have certain assignments committed to their hands, he charged them to ensure they deliver on their tasks as expected.
‘Am impressed because when we got here this afternoon, virtually all the officers were met at their desks and the impression that probably because they are not with us at the main secretariat, they can just do whatever they like is not there.’ The Head of Service said.
‘The officers here have shown clearly that they know why they are here and they are facing their duties and roles and for that we are impressed.’ He added.
He however encouraged all civil servants in the state to be more committed to work as their productivity would positively affect the state economy and in effect, the ability of the government to take care of their welfare.
Reacting, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Engr. Ajibola Ogidan described the visit as an impetus to spur the workers for more commitment to service.
In his words, ‘this visit will spur our staff to attend to their jobs properly and to come to work on time.’
Similarly, the Administrative Secretary of the Directorate of Rural and Community Development in the state, Mr Wole Akinkuotu, enjoined workers to be at work at all speculated times.
‘My message to all civil servants is that they must all strive and be efficient in their duties. Now that salaries are been paid regularly, we don’t have any reason not to do what we are expected to do. We must live up to expectation.’ He said.
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