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The New Head of Service of Oyo State

Mrs Hannah

Human beings are known for different attributes ranging from ways of lives, approach to issues, relationship with others, leadership traits, unique characteristics, innate motivation, and enthusiasm to develop his or her environment. These are expected to be seen in a good leader who is passionate to lead others. God almighty created man with distinguishing features that makes him or her unique in the society. This can be seen in identical twins that were born by same parents, with same physical appearances, more often than not, they possess non identical characters.

Leadership can be described as the ability of an individual to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward effectiveness and success of an organization or group of which they are members. A person who can bring about change, therefore, is one who has this ability to be a leader. A leader set a clear vision for the organization, motivates employees, guides employees through the work process and builds morale.

Trust is an essential quality of a good leader. Followers will always repose implicit confidence that they are safe with a good leader. A good leader will neither betray nor trade the interests of his or her followers. A good leader rather suffers betrayal of his followers than betray them. A good leader has a large heart to take the varied characters of his followers. In rain and in sunshine, a good leader is unchanged and amidst the storm and the tempest. A good leader has become a repository of trust and confidence among his followers.

It is a known fact, that a golden fish has no hiding place, this is why a leader, that will lead civil servants in a State must have vision and track records. No wonder why His Excellency the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi found Mrs. Hannah Ogunesan worthy of being considered as head of service of the Pacesetter State. The new HOS is a quintessential administrator, a woman of substance, a leader of impeccable character, a humane mother, and an epitome of philanthropy.

Mrs. Hannah Ogunesan who hails from Saki East Local Government Area of Oyo State has served meritoriously in various capacities before her appointment as permanent secretary in the state’s ministry of local government and chieftaincy matters, on July 1, 2015.

Without micing words, her unbeatable achievements and track records cannot be over emphasized. She had to her credit of initiating a lots of programmes which have become a lasting legacies to the Ministry where she served last.

Among some of the landmark programmes are formulation and implementation of policies for the smooth running of local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAS in the state, enhancement of peaceful resolution of Communal crisis and averting looming issues in the local government Areas and LCDAS, as well as injecting unique administrative acumen in the local Government and LCDAS to foster even development,.

Others are organization of capacity building for Local Government Political Functionaries, collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in the realization of Home Grown School feeding Programme in the State, and facilitation of scholarship to 99 indigents students to study course of their choice in Technical University Ibadan.

No doubt, the sterling performance of Mrs Hannah Ogunesan as Permanent Secretary and her previous track records spoke volume why Governor Abiola Ajimobi appointed her to the exalted position of the head of service of Oyo State.

Without any iota of doubt, I believe that the new HOS will bring to fore her expertise, dexterity, competence, professionalism and tenacity used in her previous offices to Civil Service of Oyo state.

I wish my new Boss a very thriving, flourishing, prosperous, triumphant and successful tenure in Office.


Fasasi Ismail

Media Officer to Secretary to Oyo state Government & Head of Service

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