…Fayemi, Wife, Others, laud HOS over effective service delivery.
Retiring Ekiti State Head of Service, Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi has been described as very intelligent, efficient and a cerebral officer, who gave his best to stabilize Civil Service in the state.
Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi stated this at a colourful and historic Pulling-out Ceremony, organised for Ajayi in Ado-Ekiti as he retires, having attained the statutory retiring age of 60.
Governor Fayemi, who was represented at the event by his deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, extolled the virtues of Ajayi, describing him as a 5-star general, blessed with native intelligence and ability to manage human and material resources, which in turn has placed the State Civil Service on an enviable pedestal.
He disclosed that all abnormalities in the Civil Service have been corrected while workers have been motivated through different programmes, including training and capacity building facilitated by the retiring Head of Service.
Wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi expressed delight on the honour accorded Ajayi, affirming that his contributions to the Civil Service, in particular, and the state in general, will linger on in the memory of the people of the state.
She expressed optimism that the retiring Head of Service will continue to contribute his quota to the state in another capacity soon.
Secretary to the State Government, Biodun Oyebanji; Director-General, Office of Transformation and Service Delivery, Prof. Mibolaji Aluko and the Alara of Ara Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Adedara, all showered encomiums on Ajayi, with a call on other Civil Servants to emulate his sterling qualities and enviable character.
Ajayi, in his response, appreciated God for giving him a second chance, after his inglorious exit during the last administration, saying God has given him double honour for his shame.
He commended the State Government and other government functionaries for providing a more conducive atmosphere for him to thrive, pledging his constant support to the government and the people of the state.
Highpoints of the historic event were a farewell parade and the official pull out of the retiring Head of Service by Permanent Secretaries, the first in the history of the state.
Ajayi joined the State Civil Service in the Old Ondo State as an Administrative Officer in 1988 and had to bow out after attaining the retiring age of 60 years.
Last modified: February 11, 2020