30 ODIRS staff bow out of service
By Jubril Bada
Thirty officers of the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service, ODIRS, who retired from the service have ceremonially pulled out from the service, just as the State Head of Service, Mr. Dare Aragbaye advised them not to overstress themselves so as to enjoy the sweat of their labour after retirement.
The HoS who gave the advice at the “Pen Down” ceremony held at the State ODIRS premises, Akure, explained that retirement is meant for relaxation and that they should see themselves as assets to the society.
He said: “As you are going into retirement, sickness will not be your portion. When l was employed into service, the first point of call was the Ministry of Finance, where l met most of you . It is a thing of joy for me because l’m sending you forth today”
He commended the retirees for their immense contributions towards public service delivery and increase in the Internally Generated Revenue of the state.
Aragbaye noted that what to be done after retirement matters most and enjoined them not to engage in stressful projects that could cause them sickness or untimely death.
The Accountant-General and Permanent Secretary, IRS, Mr. Laolu Akindolire in his address congratulated the retired officers and appreciated them for being part of the success story of IRS to assist the State Chairman of the IRS, Mr. Tolu Adegbie to boost the revenue of the state.
He said the retirees left the service better than they met it and urged those who are still in service to give their best for the progress of the state.
The State Chairman, IRS, Mr. Adegbie earlier in his address, said the retired officers deserved the ceremony after their careers in the state service.
After retirement, he said their good health matters most and therefore implored them to take good care of their health.
He appreciated them for their collective supports to boost the IGR of the state, praying for God’s favour over their health.
One of the retirees, Mr Rafiu Fagbemi, while speaking with journalists, gave thanks to God for sparing him to retire successfully after 35 years sojourn as a public servant.
Also, Mrs. Kemi Egba, thanked the Chairman of IRS and the co-staff for honouring them with the ceremonial “Pens Down” and prayed for them to also retire successfully from service.