Encomiums as Ondo Information Commissioner, HoS, others honour Akinterinwa at retirement

It was a memorable day for the Director of Film in the Ministry of Information and Orientation, Elder Kehinde Akinterinwa as he honourably bowed out of the Ondo state civil service amid pomp and ceremony.

The colourful event was graced by
state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yeye Oba Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the state Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele among other dignitaries.

They all came to honour a man who gave his best while in acting service.

Indeed, it was a day of honour for an highly revered personality who served the Sunshine state meritoriously and diligently.

Mr Akinterinwa retired from the state civil service after thirty-five years of meritorious service.

Addressing the gathering, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yeye Oba Bamidele Ademola-Olateju extolled the celebrant for his diligence and dedication to work.

She described him as a man of God who worked with one heart and said the large number of guests at the event further proved the worth of the celebrant.

She alluded to the fact that the celebrant will be greatly missed for his demonstrable great character and humility.

Also, the state Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele, who was a schoolmate and colleague of the celebrant, said he was impressed by the celebrant’s self development over the years, which has consequently saw him to the pinnacle of his career in the service.

He described his diligence and dedication to work as testimony to his Christian faith, emphasising, that anyone who gives his best at work is showing gratitude to God.

Former Head of Service in the State, Pastor Niran Adeyemo, enjoined the celebrant to take his health seriously, moderate his activities, and serve God more in his new status.

In the same vein, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and Special Duties, Pastor Adeyemi Adeyemo and the Administrative Secretary of Ministry of Information and Orientation, Mrs Toyin Onisile congratulated the celebrant on his retirement and described him as a hard worker who had contributed immensely to the development of Film Department in the Ministry.

In his exhortation, Pastor Benjamin Akanmu, advised the celebrant to continually work with God, just as he urged all to seek God’s will in their endeavours, stating that only God can grant requests without any negative repercussion.

Earlier at the ‘Pens down’ ceremony held at the ministry’s complex, staff of the ministry gathered to eulogise the great contribution of the retired Director.

The Director of the Department of News and Electronic Media, Mr Williams Olufunmi who conducted the session, described Mr Akinterinwa as a cerebral,.dependable, articulate and analytical mind who was very good at perusing files.

He described him as one of the best brains who had done the ministry proud during his service years.

Similarly, a Director in the Ministry, Mr Oladimeji Boniface, the Chairman NUJ, State Information Chapel, Mr Ayo Falana and a staff, Mr Kayode Orungbe, described him as a brilliant man, who compared notes, shared ideas, valued relationships and understood the job very well.

Responding, the celebrant, Mr Kehinde Akinterinwa appreciated the guests for the honour, revealing that he would leverage on his retirement to pursue film projection, which will help create job for the people.