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Gov. Abiodun swears in new HoS, commissioner

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By Gbenga Oluwatoyin

Gov.  Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Tuesday sworn-in Alhaja Selimot Ottun as the state Head of Service (HoS) and three others with a charge on  them to see their appointments as call to service.

Others, who were inaugurated alongside the HoS at the governor’s office, Abeokuta , included; the state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Olugbenga Dairo, the Managing Director of Ogun State Property and Investment Company (OPIC), Abiodun Fari-Arole and Dr. Lateef Tayo Lawal as Special Adviser on Health.

The governor charged all the new appointees to join forces with his government in its determination to build a better future for residents of the state.

He described the appointment of Ottun as a product of thoroughness, meritorious service, proven managerial credentials and capabilities.

He said that the HoS was coming at a time the public service must demonstrate the right attitude to resuscitate the ailing economy as a result of the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.

He disclosed that the public service under the new head of service  must exhibit the positive attitude that would engender a symbiotic Public-Private Partnership (PPP)  which would work for the greater good of the people of the state.

“Our administration recognises the importance of the public service to the realization of our goals. And, for this reason, we have remained committed to placing the public service on a good stead to perform its statutory function for the citizens of the state. 

“We will continue to ensure that the Ogun state public service has not just any type of leadership, but the right leadership.

” Let me use this opportunity to remind our new head of service  that, you are being appointed at a crucial time in the development process and improving on the fortune of our dear state.

“I will urge you as the new head of service to act conscientiously and dutifully to preserve the legacy and success of the proud pioneers and forebears of the public service in Ogun and Nigeria.

“We will continue to provide an enabling environment for our people, within and outside the public service, with genuine intentions directed at providing a more prosperous life for all the people of the state,” he said. 

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