Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has inaugurated Selimot Olapeju Ottun, as the 5th female and 19th Head of Service in the state.
Abiodun, during the inauguration, also urged the new HoS to “act conscientiously and dutifully to preserve the legacy and success of the proud pioneers and forebears of the public service in Ogun State and Nigeria”.
While congratulating the new HoS for being found worthy of the appointment, Abiodun informed that her appointment was at a crucial time in the development process and improving on the fortune of the state.
“You are coming at a time that the Public Service must demonstrate the right attitude to resuscitate the ailing economy as a result of the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy of which Nigeria, nay Ogun State, is not immune.
”In this direction also, the Public Service will have to exhibit the positive attitude that will engender a symbiotic Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the good of our dear State and the People.
“The kind of leadership that you provide as Head of Service will go a long way towards the successful realisation of that goal. I pray that God will help you. You have been chosen out of many others who are equally qualified, experienced, and possess the prerequisite skills to lead the Ogun State Public Service.
” You should therefore see this call to duty as a challenge. I will urge you as the new Head of Service to act conscientiously and dutifully to preserve the legacy and success of the proud pioneers and forebears of the Public Service in Ogun State and Nigeria.
“And as the 5th female and 19th Head of Service of Ogun State, I charge you to improve and surpass the brilliant performance of the past Heads of Service in Ogun State”. Abiodun stated.
The inauguration, which held at the Executive Council Chamber, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, also witnessed the swearing-in of three new members of the State Executive Council.
The new State Exco members are Olugbenga Dairo, Commissioner for the newly created Ministry of Transportation as well as Special Adviser, Health, Dr. Lateef Tayo Lawal. and Abiodun Far-Arole, Managing Director of the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation.