By Gbenga Ariyibi
AdoEkiti— GOVERNOR Kayode Fayemi has called for greater collaboration between the civil servants and political office holders, advising civil servants to stop seeing political office holders as rivals.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to the governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, the governor advised them to do away with thoughts that “political office holders are mere temporary functionaries of government who compete with them in service delivery.”
The statement said the governor urged the civil servants to regard them as partners with the sole responsibility of translating the eight agenda of his administration from mere documents to identifiable products on the streets of our communities and the lives of our people.
While saying that his administration was committed to delivering dividends of democracy in line with international best practices, the Governor disclosed that this necessitated the appointment of “highly mobile, pro-active and cerebral officers that would make the public service compliant with our approach to governance”.
Earlier, the State’s Head of Service, Mr. Olubunmi Famosaya said that the retreat was organised as part of the strategy of government for the transformation of the civil service into an efficient force for the implementation of government policies and programmes.