Brace up, HoS charges Change Ambassadors
By Kemi Olatunde
Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele has stressed the need for Change Ambassadors to do a thorough self-assessment and work towards improving their activities in the year 2023 in order to avoid being replaced as a Change Ambassador.
He spoke yesterday at the 12th quarterly interactive session with the Ondo Service Improvement (ODSIP) Change Ambassadors in Akure.
Expressing dissatisfaction with the performances of participants in 2022, he said that their performance prompted the Reform Office’s request to some Ministries/Departments Agencies (MDAs) to replace the Change Ambassadors with more vibrant officers.
Ogundele explained that it is the duty of Reformers to continually strive to do things better and ensure a well-functioning Government in all sectors and at all levels stating that this is the mindset that birthed ODSIP saying “it is our utmost duty to deliver the mandate for which ODSIP is set up, thereby making the State better, as coined from the ODSIP mantra!!! “to give my best, to better the society.”
Speaking earlier, Administrative Secretary, Reform Office, Mr Adewale Omomowo noted that the initiative has yielded immeasurable fruits in terms of knowledge sharing and collaborations.
Commending the Head of Service for his unflinching support towards the Reform Office and the Change Ambassadors at large, he said that Accounting Officers are more willing to give him maximum support in order to positively impact both the MDAs and the public service at large.
He described Change Ambassadors as key stakeholders in the running of activities in the MDAs, calling on them to brace-up for the coming task.
According to him, the Reform Office will commence visitations to MDAs to monitor the activities of Change Ambassadors urging them to be alive to develop themselves in all facets that their work schedule demands.
In a lecture on ‘achieving efficient and effective productivity in the public service through institutional reforms, manpower planning and development’ Permanent Secretary/Director General, Ondo State Pension Commission (OSPEC), Mr. Gbenga Akingbasote, noted that efficiency and effectiveness are key requirements for development and provision of public goods and services.
According to him, effectiveness is expressed by the ratio between the result achieved and the one planned or projected.