The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday inaugurated four Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil service with a charge to them to uphold the tenets and doctrine of anonymity and neutrality.
The newly inaugurated Permanent Secretaries are Mr Samson Tayo Olauyi; Engr. Olugbenga Omoniyi Odesanmi, Dr Michael Ayodele Ibikunle and Mrs Titilayo Olariike Olayinka.
Fayemi charged them to see their appointment as a call to service and an opportunity to be part of positive history in the State.
Fayemi who identified the civil service as the engine room upon which the five pillars of his administration is hinged, commended the leadership of the civil service in the state for their doggedness as evident in the collective efforts against the dreaded covid-19 pandemic.
The Governor reiterated his commitment to transparency in corporate governance, disclosing that his administration has consistently filled vacant position through an “open competitive process”.
He said: “the public service is the engine room of government with clear cut roles upon which the five cardinal agenda of this administration revolves, hence, the need to put in the necessary human machinery to drive the process.
“I have no doubt that your antecedents in the public service have paved ways for you to be worthy of this position. Of course since you were not selected via “Bet Naija” or “Baba Ijebu” lottery, I have no doubt that your meritorious qualifications would serve you well in office.
“In order to ensure competence and credible leadership for the civil service, this administration has consistently been filling all vacant position through an open competitive process.”