Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Monday, approved the appointment of 17 permanent secretaries, state Accountant-General, Auditor-General and that of the Auditor General of Local Government.
Ajimobi revealed the new appointment during the annual Inter- religious Service held at the Oyo State Goverment House, Agodi, Ibadan.
He said some retired senior directors were also considered in the new appointments.
He added that “the appointment is in line with the restoration agenda of the present administration to give adequate reward to dedicated civil servants in the state,” he said.
He said the aim of the present administration was to reposition the state civil service with a view to making it one of the best in the south west region in terms of renumeration and welfare package.
Ajimobi also enumerated some achievements of the present administration which, he said, included the employment of over 5,000 teachers from the 33 local government councils of the state.
In his remark, the Head of Service, Mr Soji Eniade, commended the administration for providing an enabling environment for peace which, he said, brought about development across the state.
He commended the administration for being inspirational since its inception, stressing that the government had embarked on salary increase to civil servants without any strike from workers.
He, therefore, called on the civil servants in the state to reciprocate the gesture by being loyal and dedicated to service. (NAN)