By Daud Olatunji,
ABEOKUTA—Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has appointed a native of Abia State, Ndimele Emmanuel Ofor, and another native of Kogi State, Mr. Ipinniwa Steve Olusegun, as Permanent Secretaries in the Ogun State Civil Service.
Ofor and Ipinniwa were among the 14 new Permanent Secretaries sworn in by Amosun at the State Executive Council Chambers, Governor’s office, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta.
Amosun said, “I believe that if someone has been serving in a place for 20, 30 years he can no longer be called a non-indigene. He has been with us and he has worked with us. He is now part of us. He cannot be called a non-indigene, and in any event, it will be unfair and unjust to deprive someone who worked for you his deserved elevation on account of where he comes from.”
The governor added that, “As for me, hard work rather than where you come from should be the basis for promotion.”
He noted that “This is the first time we are having non- indigenes as permanent secretaries in the state and they are part and parcel of us, irrespective of where they are from, we’ll honour them because they have proven themselves to be hard working”