The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has sworn-in physically impaired Mr. Akinyemi Andrew Elijah, as Permanent Secretary (PS), in the State’s Civil Service, attributing his appointment to his dedication, diligence and passion, in the discharge of his duties.
The governor, at the ceremony, held at the Executive Council chamber, in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office yesterday, said “we have considered you among those who have diligently served the state and that is why we are honouring you with this. “In Ogun State, it does not matter if you are physically challenged or not, what matters is dedication, diligence and selfless service to the state”, he added.
Amosun reiterated the determination of his administration towards the welfare of civil servants, stating that while payment of salary of workers and pension of retirees are regular, his administration will not owe any salary deduction before handing over next year. “We are mindful that deduction is part of the salary, I will not owe anyone any deduction. I will offset all before we handover and leave office”, Amosun assured, disclosing that his government would create sinking fund to make the payment of gratuities seamless and affordable.
Akinyemi, who was director of Special Needs Education in the State’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, after taking the oaths of allegiance, office and secrecy, pledged to effectively contribute his quota to the service of the state.
Head of Service, Mr. Abayomi Sobande, while speaking to news men, appreciated the governor for noticing and honouring the hard work of Akinyemi and also fanning the hopes of selfless and diligent civil servants.