By Kemi Olatunde
Change Ambassadors in Ondo State have been charged to assess themselves and their activities to avoid replacement to improve the public service in year 2023.
Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele spoke during the 11th quarterly interactive session with the Ondo State Improvement (ODSIP) Change Ambassadors in Akure yesterday.
According to him, mismanagement of state resources will no longer be tolerated, noting that giving the best isn’t about semantics but action.
While stressing the need for them to be alive to their responsibilities, he explained that it is important that they listen to the lectures being given them and also cascade it in their various MDAs for improved service delivery.
Describing them as reformers, he reminded them that the forum has been organised for them to interact, coordinate and proffer solutions to the challenges being faced in their MDAs, stating that they must continue to strive to improve on their roles and also ensure a functioning government in all sectors.
Speaking earlier, Administrative Secretary of the Reform Office, Prince Adewale Omomowo while expressing appreciation to the Head of Service for his support towards the Reform Office, noted that the initiative has been productive especially in the areas of knowledge sharing and collaborations.
He commended the ambassadors for the cause of reforms and good practices in their various MDAs, calling for more input from them.
He said that plans are underway for the development of the ambassadors adding that they must be up and doing in the coming year to catch up with the sustainable reforms for better service delivery.
In his lecture; “stress management in an organisation”, the resource person, Dr. Gbenga Adebayo while describing health as a dynamic state of physical, social and spiritual wellbeing and not just the absence of disease, noted that it is important for people to embrace stress in order to be the best they can be.
According to him, stress is part of life and without it, people cannot be productive.
Mentioning general stress, cumulative stress, acute traumatic stress and post traumatic stress as types of stress, he revealed that untreated general stress leads to cumulative stress adding that stress can also be classified into good stress (Eustress) and bad stress (distress).
Another lecture which centred on “your temperament and you: “implication for effective service” was delivered by Administrative Secretary, General Administrative Department, Rev. Somo Ogunlade.
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