Embrace personal development for improved performance, retired PS charges

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Civil Servants have been charged to embrace self-development to complement government efforts at training and retraining towards improved service delivery.

The charge was made by the retired Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Olayiwola Abiodun, during his “Pens Down” ceremony in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, pointing out that the Civil Service was a learning ground, full of opportunities for mentorship and practice needed for proficiency in any field.

Appreciating staffers for the love and support shown to him during his tenure as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Engr. Abiodun, who urged workers to remain diligent, dedicated and committed in the discharge of their duties, implored them to be patient as they pursued their careers, noting that focusing only on pecuniary gains could lead to decline in values within the Civil Service.

Speaking earlier, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Physical Planning Policy Matters, TPL. Kamoru Ogunfowora, appreciated the outgone Permanent Secretary, saying his humility and hard work had earned him the respect of all that crossed his path.

Speaking during a reception for the retirement celebration, the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, noted that Engr. Abiodun was a dedicated, hardworking and easy- going man, who would be missed in the Civil Service, calling on serving Permanent Secretaries to always keep in touch with them for continued access to their wealth of experience.

Engr. Abiodun, who joined the Civil Service in 1989, as a Structural Engineer on Grade Level 8, rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary and served in the Ministries of Housing, Youths and Sports, as well as Physical Planning and Urban Development before his retirement.

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