We'll continue to support security agencies with logistics, equipment- Gov Abiodun

Determined to ensure security of lives and property in Ogun, the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has reiterated that his administration would continue to support operations of security agencies with logistics and equipment that would be necessary to improve their operations in the state.

He equally declared that his administration would continue to do more to collaborate with efforts of security agencies in the state towards finding solutions to the various security challenges confronting the state and the  country as a whole.

Abiodun made this known during the 2nd Quarter of the State Directors of Security Conference, South West zone, held in Abeokuta,on Thursday.

He said that it is the belief of his administration that partnership between government and the private sector would help to drive the development of the country.

"As a matter of fact, we will continue to promote partnership between our dear state and all other states in the southwest and particularly other states in the nation. We believe that partnership between government at all levels across boundaries and between government and private sector would drive development faster.

"Even though security matters are on the exclusive list of the Federal Government, we however cannot afford to drop our guards at this period of global challenges, we will do more to collaborate with your efforts towards finding solutions to the various security challenges that face us as a country," he said

The governor disclosed that his administration launched the Lagos-Ogun Joint Development Commission to tackle insecurity among other issues, as well as with the Oyo State government to tackle insecurity at the border areas, noting that his administration opted to do so because of the status of Ogun as the Gateway State.

Abiodun who further noted that the efforts and measures of his administration to tackle insecurity have continued to help his administration to achieve relative peace in the state, said that "whatever happens in the state will easily have ripple effects across other states in the southwest".

The governor while saying that crime fighting is not only about guns and ammunition, noted that there is a nexus between crime, unemployment, illiteracy, poverty and drug abuse.

He explained that his administration has made job creation an important part of the 'Building the Future Together' Agenda of his administration, adding his government has created a policy that would ensure that all projects executed by his administration are done through direct labour, thereby engaging and occupying the people.

Abiodun stressed that an improved security in the state and the international border is important to the country and the West African region, commending the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari for demonstrating its commitment towards ensuring the security of lives and properties in the country.

Speaking on behalf of Ogun State service commanders, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, said that the security commanders in the state had over the years been able to foster a formidable synergy to intimidate criminals in the state.

Bankole while noting that the atmosphere in the state had made it possible for the successes recorded by security agencies at tackling insecurity, said "the security agencies owe the synergy to the support they have received from the state government under the leadership of Governor Abiodun.

Earlier, Director of the Department of State Security in Ogun, Femi Aaron, noted that intelligence sharing and inter-agency collaboration would go a long way in solving challenges that might arise in the country.

Aaron pointed out that the use of technology has been a major challenge to tackle insecurity in time past as a result of the problem associated with the purchase and import of technical equipment, adding that the coming on board of an indigenous technology company situated in the state had made it easier for technology to be used to tackle insecurity.
[6/23, 6:12 PM] CPS: Brace up for more prosperous years ahead, Abiodun tells Ogun workers 

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has charged the state workforce to brace up for more prosperous years ahead as his government is set to conduct the 2021/2022 promotional exercise. 

Speaking at the 2022 Public Service Day Celebration, held at the Oba's Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Prince Dapo Abiodun acknowledged the great contributions of the State workers, noting that his administration will continue to improve on their welfare. 

Urging the workers to exercise patient, Abiodun said the government would soon address all the issues that has to do with the welfare of workers that will improve the economic capabilities of the state.

He thanked them for their support and resilience since the inception of the current administration, stating that the state generated over N100bn as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), which was made possible through the cooperation and collaboration of the workforce. 

While assuring the workers of prompt payment of salaries and improve welfare packages, governor Abiodun informed that government has resolved to make all appointments to higher positions in the ministry, Department and agencies, MDAs on merit in order to achieve efficiency and professionalism in accordance with the objectives of the the founding fathers.

The man at the helm of affair at the gateway state charged the workers to embrace diligence and efficiency as their watchword and be in tune with lastest technology for more effective and efficient job delivery.

In his goodwill message, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, while congratulating the State workers, acknowledged their service which has made them the best in the country, urging them to keep the flag flying.

" I want to congratulate you and wish you well. I am proud of you. You are the best in the country and please, continue to be the best", he counselled.

In his welcome address, the Head of Service, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro, noted that the workers are the bridge between government and the governed and have contributed to the development of the State.

Appreciating the State governor for providing the necessary ambience in work places, the Head of Service stated that this has led to efficient service delivery, calling on them not to relent but work towards improving their professionalism.

He said the event was to reappraised past performances and strategies for the future, calling on the workers to take advantage of the programme to evolve new ways to effectively carry out their duties.

Former Head of service, Chief Babatunde Osunkoya, in his good will message, noted that the State was noted for excellence in all human endeavours and stressed the need for the workers maintained the standard.

In a lecture titled "Performance Management System: Implication on Productivity", the guest lecturer, Mr. Alex Taiwo, stated that it was the duty of management to ensure that the activities of the workers are in tandem with the wiser objectives of government.

He said performance management system apart from providing platforms for the employees to perform, helps in fostering open dialogue and communication between the government and the governed.

Speaking on the purpose of performance management system, Mr. Taiwo posited that it provide feedback, determines individual training needed and help overall performance and productivity, while the benefits includes fairness in promotion process, boost motivation and general staff turn over as well as accountability and efficient service delivery.

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