Ondo Head of Service Inaugurates Senior Staff Club New Exco
Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor Adeniran Adeyemo, mni has inaugurated the newly elected executive members of the State Senior Staff Club with a charge to them to shun partisan politics.
Members of the new executive is expected to pilot the affairs of the club for next three years.
The new executive members include Dr. Olayemi Olaniyi (Browne), President; Dr Caleb Olowojola- Vice President, Mr Olaolu Ikoto- General Secretary, Mr Adedeji Olarerin- Ass. General Secretary, Mr Adedeji Akinola- Treasurer and Mr Olaiya Bosede- Auditor.
Others are Barrister Olatubosun Yakubu- Legal Adviser, Mr Olawale Ogunmola- Financial Secretary, Mr Bamidele Aliu- Bar Secretary, Mrs Gbemisola Falodun- Social Secretary, Mr Kayode Falusi- Sports Secretary and Mr Charles Fatoki- Public Relations Officer.
The Head of Service charged newly elected executive members of the State Senior Staff Club to ensure security of lives and properties of the club and cautioned their members from engaging in partisan politics while still in the service of the state government.
The Head of Service, advised them to mobilize their members for higher patronage of the club house for socialization and inclusiveness of more Senior Staff in their activities.
Pastor Adeyemo enjoined them to make the place a more conducive relaxation center for members after each day’s work as well as a strategic place to share experiences and synergize among members for excellent service delivery to the people of the state.
He commended the electoral committee led by Dr Adeolu Efotan for conducting an hitch free election that produce the new executive and also congratulated the out going Executive Council Members led by its President, Mr Ologun Oluwatuyi for the achievements and successes recorded during their tenure
In his inaugural speech, the newly elected President of the club, Dr Olayemi Olaniyi pledged to galvanize the unique gifts of members of the new executive and non-executive members to lift the club to an enviable height it deserves.
Dr Olayemi assured members that the new executive would consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors in terms of improved quality service delivery, maintain inter-peronal relationship and ensure cross- fertilization of ideas among members that would enhance operational efficiency in the state public service.
The new President expressed his gratitude to the Grand Patron of the Club, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and its Patron, Pastor Adeniran Adeyemo for always supporting the club in its activities and for their leadership qualities in handling the matters that affect the state public service.
The new President said, “The opportunity given to me to lead other executives of the Ondo State Senior Staff Club is a rare privilege for health workers and this I will never take for granted. What we are witnessing today is remarkable. Remarkable in the sense that, there is a saying that, a leader that does not produce his kind is not a leader. And as such every good leader must have a better successor.
“The people you helped or developed today becomes your soldiers in the battle of life tomorrow. And it is on this note that I want to appreciate Comrade Ologun Oluwatuyi, the outgoing President and the incoming Ex-Offcio for playing it right in that regard. The other outgoing executives also deserves commendations for their support in making this a reality.
I also want to congratulate my fellow incoming exco-members; the task ahead is enormous but with sincerity of purpose we can surmount any obstacles. Let us always have it at the back of our minds that “Focus is important to achievement”. There will be distractions here and there but let us remain focused so that our targets will not be missed.
“To all the clubities, I want to assure you that we will not let you down. We shall strive to consolidate on the achievements of the past excos and even surpass it more than your expectations in these three years ahead of us, God helping us. Our dream is to have a befitting Millennium Senior Staff Club that can stand its own and also compete favourably with other clubs in the country and even worldwide.
“On behalf of all the newly elected executives, I hereby promise this day that you shall witness more achievements in terms of improved quality service delivery with a decent, friendly and tidy environment that is enviable for all Senior Staff to recreate after the day’s job to improve inter-personal relationship in a less formal atmosphere among members and to also provide avenue for cross-fertilization of ideas to enhance operational efficiency in the public service.
“With a gratitude heart, I want to give thanks to the Lord Almighty for making today a reality. All honour, adoration and praises goes to Him alone. He is indeed awesome. Special thanks also goes to the number one citizen of Ondo State, the Sunshine State, our amiable Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, who is the Grand Patron of the club, for always supporting all the club’s programme thus allowing the club to function optimally in his tenure “
“In a similar manner, our thanks also goes to the Head of Service who is the Patron of the club, Pastor John Adeniran Adeyemo mni, for being there always for us anytime we knock at his door. Your fatherly role and advice anytime, any day we call on you is not taken for granted Sir.
“The few times you have been to the club to sit with us goes a long way to boost the morale of other senior staff to start coming to the club. You are well appreciated sir. It is our wish and hope to continue to play host to you even after your retirement because you still remain our Patron even in retirement, according to the club’s constitution. We hope you will oblige us sir”, Olayemi said.