The Ekiti State government has intensified efforts to build an efficient and effective civil service through in-house trainings for civil servants.
The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, explained that such efforts were part of the state government’s strategies to transform the civil service into a veritable platform for the implementation of government policies and programmes.
While declaring open a one-day capacity building workshop for members of staff of his office in Ado-Ekiti, Egbeyemi revealed that civil servants were expected to be official and incorruptible in the discharge of their responsibilities to the people.
The one-day capacity building workshop centres on health tips, highlights of public service rules and financial management.
According to Egbeyemi, Dr. Fayemi was committed to building a virile civil service that would epitomise quality service delivery to the people.
The Deputy Governor said civil servants were pivotal to achieving the transformational programmes of Dr. Kayode Fayemi as enshrined in his four-point agenda.
He maintained that civil servants were expected to promote and support the policies of the government of the day in order to enhance good governance delivery to the masses.
Egbeyemi advised participants to optimise the training advantages at their disposal to equip and upgrade their knowledge and skills as drivers of government’s policies and programmes.
While soliciting for the supports and loyalties of participants, Egbeyemi assured them of government’s commitment to capacity building in the civil service.
Earlier in his address, the Permanent Secretary in the office of the Deputy Governor, Sunday Komolafe, explained that the workshop was meant to expose participants to necessary tools of achieving government objectives, policies and programmes in service delivery.
Komolafe said the training would enhance the confidence and capacity of government workers to work effectively and efficiently.
The Chief Medical Director of General Hospital Ijan Ekiti State, Dr Samuel Omotosho, who took participants on health tips, revealed that good dietary was necessary to prevent sudden death at work.
Dr. Omotosho mentioned that the practices of good healthy lifestyle and attitudinal change prolong life and improve productivity at work.
He encouraged participants to imbibe the culture of regular exercise to boost their mental health.
While delivering his address on “Highlights of the Public Service Rules,” the Director, Cabinet and Special Service, Mr. Adedayo Ajobiewe stressed the need for civil servants to get themselves acquainted with the rules that guide their operations as civil servants.
Ajobiewe emphasised that the public service rules was designed to guide and guard workers in the discharge of their duties.
The lecturer identified self-discipline as the key driver to complying with the rules that guide civil service profession.
The Deputy Director Office of the State Accountant-General, Mr. Oluwafemi Samuko emphasised the need for government workers to be able to account for government assets in their care.
Samuko noted that good stewardship was key to financial management and efficiency in the civil service.