Thursday, 18 January 2018


L-R: Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, receiving an Industrial Policy document prepared for the state's industrialization from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation's (UNIDO) Representative to ECOWAS and Regional Director, Nigeria Regional Office Hub, Mr. Jean Bakole, at the Governor’s Office, Ibadan... on Friday. Photo: Governor's Office

The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, and the Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Prince Oyewole Oyewumi, on Tuesday, hosted the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, to a town hall meeting on sustainable agriculture, which was called to chart a new path for agriculture rebirth, and to climaxed the  two-day working visit by the minister to agricultural facilities, including farms, dams, farm settlements and others across the state.

The Oyo State Government on Monday began the sensitization of public and civil servants in the state on the benefits and advantages of the newly introduced N650 monthly health insurance scheme, disclosing that pregnant women and children under the ages of five are exempted from paying the stipulated amount.

Oyo state Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi has reiterated the commitment of his administration  to training and retraining of STATF with a view to developing positive mental attitude among civil and public servants in the state.

Governor Ajimobi stated this during the opening ceremony of a capacity development Programme for Management and senior staff in the Oyo state civil service at the house of chiefs secretariat Agodi ibadan.

Governor Ajimobi noted that productivity in the civil service is tied to quality and welfare of the workforce stressing that the administration will bring back the past glory of civil service in the state.

He explained that capacity building through training, seminars and workshops ensures that workers possess the right skills and knowledge which he noted would equip them to take new responsibilities.

Governor Ajimobi also recalled that between 2011 -2014 over 16.000 public servants benefitted from various training Programmes both locally and internationally sponsored by the state Government.

He expressed confidence that at the end of the capacity building there would be high compliance with ethical value and positive change of attitude on the part of the state work force.

Earlier in his opening remark the Oyo state Head of service Mr Soji Eniade said the capacity building was put together to address the issue  of poor attitude and low ethical value in the service.

He said the present Administration is addressing the restructuring of the civil service through verification of credentials, capacity building and other welfare  programmes.

Two of the participants Dr Bashiru Olanrewaju and Mrs Adejoke Eyitayo in their separate responses agreed that ethics and attitudinal change are very vital to productivity and development of a state like oyo state .

They expressed optimism that within the shortest possible time the outcome  of the capacity building would begin  to reflect in the productivity of civil and public servants in the state.