By Segun Giwa
Akure – Mr Dare Aragbaye, the Ondo State Head of Service (HoS), has set up a committee to rectify some identified inadequacies in the state civil service to enhance efficiency and productivity.
Aragbaye made this known while hosting members of the Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries in the state on Wednesday in Akure
Aragbaye, who explained that the committee was made up of selected permanent secretaries, said he would take necessary steps to raise the standard of the civil service and ensure international best practices.
“As the sector responsible for implementation of the policies of government, the civil service should be reorganised to enhance the confidence of members of the public and ensure better relationship between the government and the people of the state.
“I want to commend Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the recent appointment of some senior civil servants as permanent secretaries as well as his stance of not interfering in running the affairs of the state civil service,” he said.
Aragbaye solicited the support of the retired permanent secretaries and all civil servants in the state toward achieving the desired growth and development of the state civil service.
Speaking earlier on behalf of the retired permanent secretaries, Mr Laoye Adegoke, congratulated Aragbaye on his “well deserved” appointment as the state Head of Service.
Adegoke enjoined the HoS to leave remarkable legacies behind at the expiration of his tenure in office by initiating policies that would be of great benefit to the entire civil servants and promote the ideal of the civil service in the state.