Ogun State government has said it will continue to accord high priority to the welfare of civil servants as regards their roles played in the promotion of good governance in the state. To this end, plans are underway to effect their arrears of promotion.
The Permanent Secretary (Service Matters) under the Office of the State Head of Service, Mrs Modupe Bosede, gave the assurance while addressing members of the House Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters, during the ongoing 2018 budget assessment visit to the Office of the Head of Service at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Bosede who promised government’s commitment at ensuring a system driven service to consolidate on the successes of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration, restated that government was committed to ensuring a better working condition for its workers to further promote efficiency in service delivery.
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Also speaking, the Director, Contributory Pension Scheme, Mr Femi Ogundimu, said that the state had paid monthly pension to the tune of N6.3 billion between January and September, 2018.
Ogundimu, who said that the Bureau was irrevocably commitment to the welfare of the senior citizens and the entire workforce, affirmed that pensioners in the state receive their monthly pension simultaneously when the serving workers receive their salaries as and when due.
In a related development, the Permanent Secretary in the state Bureau of Establishments and Training, Mrs Mojisola Adewunmi, said that the bureau had provided capacity building programmes for administrative officers, accountants, auditors, medical laboratory scientists and others in the sub-cadre categories in their various schedules to ensure positive impact on their job performance.
Dosunmu said that the training was borne out of government’s strategies towards ensuring that the state remained committed to the pursuit of excellence and quality service to members of the public.
Members of the committee led by Honourable Viwanu Ojo, including Ganiyu Oyedeji, Tunde Sanusi, Akanbi Bankole, Julianah Akintayo and Bowale Solaja underscored the critical role of public servants in the running of government business, while challenging all bureaux to evolve measures towards making the public service more productive.
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