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Ondo HoS charges ODSIP ambassadors on delivery

By Kemi Olatunde

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Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele has stressed the need for public service revival in order to have an improved society.

He spoke yesterday during the 10th quarterly interactive session with the Ondo State Service Improvement (ODSIP) change ambassadors in Akure.

According to him, there can only be a change in the value system if the ambassadors are ready for it, noting that residents of the state must feel their impact especially in the various MDAs.

While commending them for their input in the service, he stated that there was still room for improvement calling on them to cascade the lectures being received at the various sessions in their MDAs for the benefit of all.

Describing Change ambassadors as key stakeholders in the running of activities in MDAs, he noted that it is important that they develop themselves in all facets of their work especially in area of leadership skills, communication skills and information and technology in order to guarantee efficient service delivery.

He assured them of government resolve to continue to drive the reform programmes so as to achieve a better public service.

Administrative Secretary, Department of Public Service Reform and Development, Mr Adewale Omomowo while giving his welcome address noted that the programme aimed at providing platform to interact with the Head of Service, x-raying the office’s activities and reform coordinators and proffer solution to some of the challenges.

While congratulating the Head of Service on his appointment, he hinted that Ogundele is committed to the programme adding that he has taken steps to ensure that accounting officers in the state give desired support to change ambassadors in MDAs.

He charged them to ensure the safety of ODSIP roll up banner and safety box adding that they should ensure the submission of the Appraisal Evaluation form for the third quarter of the year.

Delivering a lecture on insecurity; environmental consciousness, challenges and solution, Special Adviser on Security Matters and Corps Commandant of Amotekun Security Network, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, described knowledge and information as key to security, noting that it is important that people give priority to security.

While stating that Amotekun isn’t an option for job seekers, he listed dimensions of security to include; physical security, political security, economic security, ecological security, social security, infrastructural security, internet and cyber security and occupational security and safety.

Adeleye who disclosed that 90 percent of criminal activities take place in the night, stressed the need for residents to be security conscious for crime prevention.

The event also featured another presentation on ‘determinants of job performance and job satisfaction for effective service delivery’ by Permanent Secretary, Public Service Training Institute, Mr Jide Ekpobonmini.

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