Oyebanji Swears in New Head of Service, Folakemi Olomojobi

In a historic event, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, inaugurated Dr (Mrs) Olufolakemi Olomojobi as the new Head of Service, marking her as the second woman to hold this esteemed position in the state’s history. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, Ado-Ekiti, amidst excitement and celebration.

Governor Oyebanji highlighted the importance of this appointment, stressing the administration’s commitment to gender inclusion and excellence in public service. He lauded Dr Olomojobi’s distinguished career trajectory and commended her performance in her previous role as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, where she had a significant impact.

Governor Oyebanji called on Dr Olomojobi to ensure adequate mobilisation of the bureaucratic family of the state in realising the six pillars of the administration. He noted the high expectations placed on her as a trailblazer, emphasising that the civil service is supposed to be exceptional in all its ramifications.

The Governor called on the new Head of Service to be an inspiration to her colleagues and ensure that she does not tolerate indolence or professional misconduct in any form. He expressed confidence in Dr Olomojobi’s ability to transform the civil service, leveraging her experience and dedication.

He also reiterated the government’s unwavering commitment to the welfare of workers, citing the payment of salary arrears, leave bonus arrears, minimum wage adjustments across all cadres, and wage awards aimed at cushioning the economic hardships faced by the people. He urged workers to reciprocate this gesture through hard work and dedication to the government’s agenda, which aims to provide a conducive working environment and the necessary tools for workers to thrive.

In her acceptance speech, Dr Olomojobi pledged to uphold the principles of transparency, efficiency, and dedication that have been the hallmarks of her career. She expressed her gratitude for the confidence placed in her and assured that she would work tirelessly to advance the state’s civil service.

Dignitaries at the ceremony included members of the State Executive Council, traditional rulers, and civil service leaders, all of whom lauded the Governor’s decision and expressed optimism for the future.

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