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Monday, 22 July 2013

Mimiko tasks new HoS to consolidate on achievements of predecessors

 Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko (2nd left), with the outgoing Head of Service, Kosemani Kolawole (2nd right), her husband, Dr Julius Kolawole (right) and the incoming Head of Service, Barr Toyin Akinkuotu (left), at the 'Pens-Down' ceremony for the retiring HoS, at the Governor's Office, Akure,

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has charged the new State Head of Service, Mr. Oluwatoyin Akinkuotu to continue to pursue the aggressive reform initiative of his predecessor with a view to further transforming the public service.
The Governor also charged him to explore other practical ways of enhancing the glory of the service in the State. Mimiko gave the charge yesterday in Akure during the swearing- in ceremony of the new Head of Service.
According to him, Akinkuotu was stepping into a pivotal but challenging office, adding that he was taking over the mantle of leadership at a critical period when the dream of emplacing a pragmatic, innovative and professional civil service was  ripe for realisation.
He challenged him on the need to re-invent civil service process in line with emerging trends and realities and to critically examine performance assessment mechanism that places emphasis on  reward  and incentives for excellence and productivity as well as clear penalties for indolence and ineptitude.
The Governor, who described the new head of service as a very qualified officer for the post, however urged all public servants to accord him their support and loyalty and also pleaded robust and harmonious working relationship of the organised labour.
He disclosed that the Public Service Training Institute under construction by his administration in Ilara-mokin will soon be commissioned to provide specialised in-house for all categories of the civil service.
In his response, the new Head of Service, Oluwatoyin Akinkuotu promised to vigorously pursue the objectives of the State government in its bid to ensure clean and goal-driven public service.
He added that his predecessor had led the service to an enviable height which he intended to solidify.