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Gov. Aiyedatiwa inaugurates three Ondo civil service commission members, urges fairness

The new commissioners are Mathew Imoru, Sunday Agbotoba and Iyabo Akpoebi.

• July 3, 2024
Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa
Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa [Credit: Channels Television]

Ondo State governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Wednesday inaugurated three commissioners for the state civil service commission who were recently confirmed by the state House of Assembly.

The governor urged them to be fair, just and transparent in their conduct.

Mr Aiyedatiwa, while performing the inauguration in Akure, expressed delight at the appointment of those he described as well-qualified bureaucrats.

The inaugurated commissioners are Mathew Imoru, Sunday Agbotoba and Iyabo Akpoebi.

The governor said that his administration had taken various measures to enhance the welfare of workers.

These, he said, identified as regular promotions, prompt salary payments, recruitment into critical sectors and provision of official vehicles to permanent secretaries.

According to him, the selection of the new commissioners aligns with Section 197 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
He praised the commission for its role in promoting high moral values, efficiency and responsiveness within the civil service.

He said, “The appointment of these distinguished and well-qualified bureaucrats is in accordance with Section 197 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended). A perusal of the profile of these personalities shows that the interest of the civil service structure of the state is in our hearts and, as such, I have deliberately approved the nomination of retired bureaucrats.
“They all have civil service backgrounds and have been selected based on their excellent antecedents. Our administration knows the critical relevance of the state civil service in the delivery of its mandate to the good people of the Sunshine State. We know, for sure, that no government can rise higher than the altitude of its bureaucracy.’’

Mr Aiyedatiwa urged the new commissioners to prioritise the interest of the state and maintain fairness, justice, equity and transparency in their duties.
The governor also thanked the state assembly for its prompt screening and confirmation of the nominees, underscoring the cooperation between the executive and legislative arms of government.

The newly-filled positions became available following the expiration of the tenures of three commissioners on June 13.

Mr Aiyedatiwa expressed gratitude to former commissioners, Joel Magi, Isaac Itiola and Rotimi Okeowo, for their dedication to the service of the state.
One of the new commissioners, Mr Imoru, who spoke on behalf of others, appreciated the governor for counting them worthy to serve the state.  


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