Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has assured public servants in the state that his administration would continue to give priority to the welfare of the workers to ensure optimum service delivery
Apart from this, Akeredolu promised not to allow political consideration to overwhelm good reasoning and sound judgement, saying no deserving public servant will be denied of promotion or other benefits.
Akeredolu who stated this during the inauguration of the new Permanent Secretaries and Tutor-General in the state, solicited for the support of the civil servants in the state to ensure the development of the state.
The governor said the promotion of the newly inaugurated Permanent Secretaries was not predicted on politics but on merit, saying his administration would not shirk in its responsibility to take courageous decisions, even if they hurt.
The governor said: “Anyone who works against the general interest of the people will be pursued and sanctioned vigorously.
“We will encourage diligence, honesty and dedication to the service of the people.”
Akeredolu said: “The new appointees have been drawn from the mainstream civil service, reaching and local government services.
“The government, under our leadership, has continued to insist on equity and merit as the guiding principles propelling our decision on crucial issues. We shall continue to tow this part of progress in the service of our people.”
The governor reminded the newly promoted permanent secretaries that they were chosen among the plenitude of outstanding professionals and therefore asked them to consider themselves lucky for the elevation.
“This administration continues to run an open-door policy. We are convinced that the best way to secure the confidence of the people and the public servants is through transparency.
“We have been able to manage the lean resources of our people. We will continue to recognise and reward merit. We will not allow anyone to be denied his/her due under our watch.
“We will erect a protective shield for the weak but diligent against even the remotest suggestion of oppression.” he said