Aiyedatiwa Assures Ondo State Workers of Improved Value and Dignity for a Better Future

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By Milcah Tanimu

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has assured state workers of his commitment to enhancing the value and dignity of the civil service for a better future. This commitment was reiterated during a prayer service held at the state secretariat complex in Akure on Tuesday, where the governor sought divine guidance for the public service and the year ahead.

Governor Aiyedatiwa highlighted plans to reposition the civil service for greater accountability and to create an environment conducive to increased investment in the state. He took the occasion to announce that all arrears owed to state workers, especially outstanding salaries from 2017, would be settled in due course.

Addressing the upcoming 2024 governorship election, Aiyedatiwa urged public service workers to refrain from partisan politics and bitterness. He expressed optimism that 2024 would be a prosperous year, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between the bureaucracy and political authorities for successful development programs.

Governor Aiyedatiwa also acknowledged the crucial role of the civil service, stating, “No administration can fly higher than the delivery capacity and ability of its bureaucracy.” He commended workers for their dedication and promised continued support through prompt payment of salaries, promotions, training, provision of working tools, and creating an enabling environment for the service to thrive.

The Head of Service, Mr. Kayode Ogundele, appreciated union leaders’ support for the government’s Renewed Hope agenda and assured that the welfare of civil servants would be a top priority in 2024. In his words of exhortation, Bishop Felix Adejumo reminded workers that leadership comes with responsibilities.


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