Ekiti: We are correcting lopsidedness in civil service —Fayose

• Appoints 3 new perm secs

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said that his administration is correcting the lopsidedness in the state’s civil service and won’t allow anybody to bastardise the system.

This is just as the governor approved the appointment of Mr Kunle Olofin, Mr Stephen  Adunmo and Dr Ayotunde Omole, as permanent secretaries in the state civil service.

He spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday at a meeting with top civil servants during selection of three permanent secretaries.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor also said that he would always be guided by the fear of God while handling the affairs of the state.

“I want it be on record that I did not and will not bastardise the civil service and we will not allow anybody to do that. I am guided by the fear of God in all I am doing. I met lopsidedness in the civil service when I came on board and we have corrected that,” he said.

“Even in selection of the permanent secretaries, I abdicated my prerogative rights. I did not stay at the corner of my office to do it alone instead I brought it to the open to involve everybody.”

The governor also urged the civil servants to be dedicated and abide with the tenets of the service.

In his remarks, the Head of Service, Dr Gbenga Faseluka, said the selection of new permanent secretaries was done in a transparent manner and commended the governor for charting a new course for the service.

“This is a novel idea and has never happened before in the history of the state’s civil service, not heard of in any state in Nigeria.

“I thank His Excellency for keeping his promise. Mr Governor relinquished his prerogative rights to allow the selection process be done openly. On behalf of all the civil servants, I thank you,” he said.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Modupe Alade, lauded the governor for following the path of justice.

The new permanent secretaries are Mr Kunle Olofin, Mr Stephen Adunmo and Dr Ayotunde Omole.