Visit Of Efficiency Unit Team To The Commission On Tuesday, 29th August, 2017.
The efficiency unit of the Governor’s office, under the dynamic and versatile leadership of Dr. Isaac Ayandele, paid a scheduled visit to the service commission and pension board on Tuesday, 29th August, 2017. On arrival at the commission, the Team paid a courtesy call on the chairman, Hon. OluAkintola who received them warmly into his office, prior to their meeting with the top officials of the two agencies.
At the conference room of the commission where the officers of the two agencies were addressed concurrently, Dr. Ayandele who is the special adviser to Governor Ajimobi on Efficiency Unit and leader of the team, appreciated the permanent secretary of the commission Pastor Olumuyiwa OLAOYE for the warm reception accorded the team. He then proceeded to give a brief mandate of the Unit, “Efficiency Unit was created in October 2016, with a mandate of being a change agent and a catalyst for delivering a more efficient public service. You are therefore implored to see yourselves as agents for improvement.” Dr. Ayandele charged the staff.
Speaking further, Dr. Ayandele said Oyo state was a moving train, “it’s either you join or you are crushed”. While highlighting the objectives of the Unit, which had to do with efficiency of process, cost of governance and human capital, the Team leader underscored the readiness of the unit to do reverse engineering, look at all the documents of purchase- among others.
Dr. Ayandele who also used the medium to tutor the senior officials on the imperative of being efficient, said for a person to be efficient, one must be motivated and appealed to, with adequate working tools. “Whatever is good has no substitute; for you to be efficient you must be honest, dedicated and committed. Efficiency is holistic , which reflects in the home, community, office, worship place etc,” he asserted.
While responding to comments and questions from the workers, Dr. Ayandele said Due Process and Efficiency Unit operate not only at the state government level alone but at the local government level too, and that there is synergy between the duo. He however said that there would be mechanism for the sustainability of the unit after the present administration.
In conclusion, he advised the commission to forward a memo to the unit the former’s inability to receive running cost for close to two consecutive years. He observed that such hardship they had been subjected to was uncalled for, promising to look into the case.
In his closing remarks, the permanent secretary of the commission, Pastor MuyiwaOlaoye commended the the special adviser for being an eloquent and erudite scholar who is worth his salt. While pleading for the reinstatement of the four security personnel of the board to boost the security situation around the office complex, he harped on the series of efforts made to give the building and its surroundings a beautiful look. He then rounded off by nominating Messrs Deji Adegbola and Kudus Kareem, the establishment officers of the two agencies as desk officers to represent the commission and pension board respectively at the Unit.
The efficiency unit comprised Dr. Isaac Ayandele as the Team leader, Messrs Adewola and Akinola , Auditors General for the state and local government respectively, Architect Falola and Mr Akanni (scribe) as members. While the LGSC team was made up of the PS, pastor MuyiwaOlaoye; the director of administration, Alh. T. T Mudasiru; director of finance, Alh. A. A. Jimoh, director of budget, Mrs. Remi Salam; director of education , Mr. AdeolaOduola and other top officials of the commission. The pension board team consisted of the secretary, Dr. AyodeleBusari; director of finance, Alh. L.. G Ahmed; director of budget, MrsAyodele and other officers.