TUC Chairman, Adigun Urges New Head of Service To Rid Ekiti Civil Service of Partisanship - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

TUC Chairman, Adigun Urges New Head of Service To Rid Ekiti Civil Service of Partisanship

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By Gbenga Sodeinde Ado-Ekiti

The Trade Union Congress(TUC), Ekiti chapter,  has  tasked the new Head of Service , Mrs. Peju Babafemi to strive hard and bring innovation and restructuring that will depoliticize the civil service for better productivity. 

The labour union urged Babafemi to bring professional touches to the service, for it   to be able to deliver on its mandate of supporting the political class to transform the state to an entity we can be proud of .

Babafemi, the first female Head of Service, took over from her predecessor, Mr. Deji Ajayi, who retired on Monday, February 10 after clocking the statutory retirement age of 60.

A statement in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, by its State Chairman, Com. Sola Adigun, said: "politics has always been the bane of Ekiti civil service and a dividing force, which must be tackled headlong.

Adigun, who also doubles as the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), said: " If Mrs Bavafemi can succeed in tackling  this menace, Ekiti will have the best civil service in the country and it will be to the benefit of all of us.

"As professionals, we must not carry the toga of any party. We must work with the government of the day to be able to to deliver on its mandate, policies  and programmes", he said.

The TUC boss  commended Governor Kayode Fayemi for being "insightful and committed to promoting an enabling environment where public servants could invest their capacities in their services to the state".

TUC urged the new Head of Service, who is the first woman to be so appointed in the state, "to carve a niche for herself by promoting the welfare of workers and creating an environment for harmonious labour/Government relations".