It was a joyful moment for the General Manager, Ondo State Waste Management Authority (ODSWMA), Rev Mrs Ayo Adeyemo, as she bowed out of the public service of Ondo State hale and hearty.
At the Pens Down and Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving ceremony on Thursday, held at Pride of Zion Ministry, Ilekun, Oda Road, Akure, speakers after speakers applauded the retiring GM for her quintessential and meritorious service to the state.
The State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu described Mrs Adeyemo as highly dedicated and loyal. Governor Akeredolu was represented by his Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr Dare Aragbaiye.
“She has been on this job for a while. Even before she became General Manager, I have been following her activities while serving as director in the Waste Management Authority.
“We always listen to her enlightenment programmes on radio and television. She was irrevocably committed to her job, her duty, and has brought a lot of good things to our state. No wonder she was considered worthy to become the General Manager of that same Agency. So, I rejoice with her as she is retiring and pray that she will spend the rest of her life in good health and prosperity,” the Governor said.
In his sermon, the officiating Minister, Prophet Abiodun Olofe, congratulated and rejoiced with the celebrant and her family for the grace of God that has made her retire peacefully from public service without any blemish.
In their separate remarks, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Sunday Akinwalere and the Acting GM of ODSWMA, Mr Kunle Olajumbu, while congratulating Rev Adeyemo on her retirement and 60th birthday, lauded her uncommon, humility, professionalism, passion and dedication to duty, adding that her uncommon commitment to service will be missed my all.
The children of the celebrant described their mother as a dutiful officer, responsible mother and loving wife.
Other speakers at the event described Mrs Adeyemo as a reliable and trustworthy leader, caring mother and woman of honour.
Speaking at the event, the celebrant who could not hide her joy, sang various songs of praise to God to appreciate Him for the grace she has received so far.