Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has assured workers in the state that his administration will continue to focus on building their capacity, for optimum performance.
Governor Fayemi, who described civil servants as essential drivers of government policies said his administration has set up an Institute of Governance at the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, to exclusively train civil servants.
The Governor disclosed this during a courtesy call by the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries of Ekiti State in his office.
Fayemi promised to strengthen the civil service transformation programme he started during his first term in office by appointing a Permanent Secretary to focus exclusively on capacity development.
He added that his government would soon carry out an update on public service reforms, rules and regulations he put in place during his first term in office.
The governor assured the retired Heads of service and permanent secretaries that after necessary consultations, he would embark on payment of their 50 percent pension parity, adding that welfare of the senior citizens is paramount in his heart.
Earlier, the Chairman of the association, Chief Abiodun Ajayi mentioned objectives of the association to include serving as a vehicle of development by making its views available on any contemporary issue that would promote the interest of Ekiti state in general and the public service in particular.
While commending the governor for the regular payment of salaries and pensions, Chief Ajayi implored government to look into the issue of parity of pension of their members who retired long ago as well as ensuring the reforms of the public service to achieve better service delivery.