Ministry of Environment Holds End of Year Thanksgiving Service, Ogun HoS Tasked Staffers On Robust Relationship 

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By Modupe Salabiu

The management and staff of Ogun State Ministry of Environment has been admonished to embrace a robust relationship, less conflict, more collaboration and team work, in order to achieve the desired targets in the coming year.

The State Head of Service (HoS), Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, gave this charge during the End of the Year Thanksgiving of the Ministry, at Valley View Auditorium, Abeokuta, appreciating God for keeping the staffers alive to witness the event.

Mr. Fagbohun urged them to be guided by Public Service Rules, soliciting for continuous support for the ISEYA mantra of the present administration to be actualised, as recorded in the achievements of the Ministry in the outgoing year.

Speaking, Commissioner in the Ministry, Mr. Ola Oresanya, noted that the agency’s accomplishments, particularly on increased revenue generation, despite the economic downturn in the outgoing year, were due to teamwork and commitment of management and staff.

Mr. Oresanya, who expressed hope of achieving more, just as the agency continues to reward hard work, charged members of staff to be dedicated and truthful for new opportunities to come in the new year, stressing that, ‘’when preparedness meets opportunity, the result is success’’.

Earlier, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Gbenga Oyeleye, commended the state government for its support, stating that the responsibilities of the agency require commitment and diligence of officers.

Lauding the Commissioner’s efforts for harnessing resources and getting results, the Permanent Secretary described the cumulative aggregate performance in the Ministry of Environment, Ogun State Environmental Protection Agency (OGEPA) and Ogun State Waste Management (OGWAMA), as being impressive.

Prayers were offered for the Ministry, the state and Nigeria in general by a Pastor from Mercy International Christian Church, Taiwo Olanrewaju, as well as the Imam, Oke-Mosan Central Mosque, who doubles as the Director, Muslims Welfare Board, Abdulfatai Buhari.

Highlights of the event was presentation of awards of Diligence and Productivity to three outstanding junior officers; among them were two temporary staff from sister agencies of the Ministry, whom the Head of Service promised to convert to permanent staff, as a reward for uprightness and dedication to work.

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