By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, at the weekend reiterated his commitment towards the development of the state, warning that the administration has zero tolerance for indiscipline and poor performance.
Specifically, the Governor warned the political appointees that his friendship with them ended the day they took the oath of office to serve as Commissioners and Special Advisers, adding that his relationship with them henceforth would strictly be based on service delivery.
Oyebanji equally threatened that he would not hesitate to sack any political office holders who may want to truncate the development currently going on the State.
The Governor in a message he delivered as part of activities to conclude a three-day retreat for all members of the state executive councils and permanent secretaries, with each of the commissioners signing the performance charter, which defined the minimum expectation from them made it clear to the newly inaugurated Commissioners, Special Adviser and Permanent Secretaries, at the end of the retreat that failure was not an option under his leadership.
He added that they must strive to exceed expectations of Ekiti people in terms of service by ensuring that every citizen of the State feels the positive impact of his administration.
He emphasized that every decision made and action taken must be in the best interest of Ekiti people with a clear stance on accountability and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the State.
While assuring them that government would provide necessary resources needed to succeed in their new assignment provided they demonstrate a genuine commitment to delivering result that would uplift the lives of the citizens, the Governor said they must spare no effort in fulfilling their duties to the people.
He directed the Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries to replicate similar workshop at the management and Directorate levels in their respective MDAs and directed the Office of Transformation and Service Delivery (OTSD) and the Ministry of Budget, Economic Planning and Performance Management to coordinate and report the outcome of such workshops.
Similarly, in the communiqué signed and made available to Journalists at the end of the retreat, all participants agreed and resolved that shared prosperity covenant of BAO administration will be anchored on shared vision, collaboration, compassion, sacrificial mindset, financial prudence and culture of excellent service.
The communique also stated that each MDAs would develop a work plan in line with the State Development Plan and the six pillar of the administration to bring growth, development and prosperity to Ekiti State, strengthen the security architecture of the State and to ensure safety of lives and property, as well as guarantee food security and support agro allied industries by encouraging farming.