Ondo HoS, Philip targets new strategies for workers’ promotion


  • As new HOS charges workers on timely discharge of duties

The immediate past Head of Service in Ondo State, Pastor Kayode Ogundele has formally handed over to his successor, Mr Bayo Philip.

In a brief ceremony held in the office of the Head of Service, Ogundele thanked God for his journey in the Ondo State Public Service and particularly as the HoS.

While thanking the Permanent Secretaries, other Accounting Officers and others for working with him to succeed in office, he urged them to extend such cooperation to the new Head of Service.

Reacting, Mr Bayo Philip appreciated the former HoS, saying he has laid a good foundation in Ondo State Public Service which would be easy to build upon.

In a related development, the new Head of Service, Mr Bayo Philip has charged workers in the state to always ensure speedy execution of whatever assignment they have to work on.

The Head of Service gave the charge at his maiden meeting with Permanent Secretaries, Directors and other senior officers in his office in Akure, the state capital on Monday.

While pledging an efficient and proactive public service under his leadership, Mr Philip said the service could not afford to fail the government and people of the state.

He said steps would be taken to ensure promotion processes are speedily completed so that deserving officers get their promotion early in the year as against the current situation where beneficiaries get their letters towards the end of the year.

According to him, ‘It’s possible to conclude our promotion of the succeeding by October. We can tidy it up so that SMC can sit by October or November then Civil Service Commission can work on it by December and we can promote people by January .’

He reiterated his commitment to strengthen training of workers using the instrumentality of the Public Service Training Institute, PSTI at Ilaro-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.

‘In the days ahead, this is going to be our approach to work. We are not going to deliver short, we are not going to deliver late. Let this be our catch phrase.’ He said.


The leadership of organized labour in Ondo State had on Monday paid a congratulatory visit to the new Head of Service, Mr Bayo Philip in his office in Akure, the state capital.

Speaking during the visit, the state Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Fatuase Clement, his counterparts from Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC,, Comrade Victor Amoko and Joint Negotiation Council, JNC, Comrade Ademola Olapade pledged their support for the new Head of Service for a successful tenure.

According to Fatuase, the visit was to identify with the new HOS as partners and to pledge their allegiance to his office as well as to assure him of their continued collaboration.

While noting that the era of endless disagreement between workers and government were gone, Fatuase disclosed that labour would continue to engage government constructively through negotiation and dialogue in their quest for the welfare of Ondo State workers.

The TUC Chairman, who expressed optimism that the workers would have a better deal under the new HoS, however cautioned him not to allow his office to be used to politicize the public service.

Reacting, the Head of Service, Mr Bayo Philip appreciated the labour leaders for their support, saying he was ready to work with them harmoniously for the interest of the public servants in the state. He assured them that his doors would always be opened to labour for effective collaboration.

Mr Philip emphasized the importance of dialogue in resolving issue between government and labour, describing it as cost and time saving.

‘When you spot anything that can generate disaffection, let my office know and tell the generality of workers that you represent that my interest is about the welfare of workers; serving and retired.’ Philip said.

‘Whatever government can do within its resources and things that are legal, we will continue to tell government to do it.’ He added.

While noting that the state government had been proactive in the issues relating workers’ welfare and agitations, he said efforts were on to make promotion of workers faster that it had been in the past.

Sina Adeyeye,
Director Media,
Office of the HOS

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