The Chairman of Ekiti Assembly Service Commission, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun, has promised to prioritise the training and welfare of members of staff to ensure optimal productivity.
The chairman made the pledge in an interactive session with the newsmen on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.
He said: “It is our vision to make Ekiti, in partnership with Gov. Kayode Fayemi, a better place and I want to assure Ekiti Assembly and the commission members of staff that training and retraining will be prioritised.
“We will improve on their welfare in order to encourage them for optimal production, but let me warn you to shun partisan politics as such will not be tolerated.
“Discipline within the system will be our watch-word, we will not tolerate partisan politicking. I have absolute confidence and trust in you to do well.”
Earlier, the Chairman of the commission’s Committee on Media and Publicity, Mr Olusegun Erinle, had called for concerted efforts to ensure development.
“We must all contribute our quota to move Ekiti forward. We call on members of staff for suggestions on how to make the state compete favourably among the comity of states.
“We will ensure discipline and prompt promotion of deserving members of staff,” Erinle said.
Gov. Oyetola mourns Deputy Chief of Staff
Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has mourned the death of his Deputy Chief of Staff on General Administration, Mr Adejare Adebisi.
The death was announced in a statement signed by Mr Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, on Saturday in Osogbo.
He said that the governor, who had personally condoled with the family, described Adebisi’s death as a personal loss to him and the government.
The governor described the deceased as a dependable aide, who carried out any assignment given to him with dispatch and with little or no supervision.
Oyetola saluted the late Adebisi’s forthrightness, deep sense of patriotism, loyalty and commitment to his government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I received, with great shock, the passing of my deputy chief of staff in charge of general administration, Jare Adebisi.
“His death is not only a loss to me personally and the people of Ilobu alone but also to the state at large.
“But as Muslims, we should take it in good faith and give gratitude to Allah that the late administrator ran a good race while he was alive.
“My deep condolences go to the entire family, the APC, the political class, the government as well as the entire state.
“He will be sorely missed as I pray Allah grant him aljanat firadaus and all of us the courage and fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss,’’ the statement read.
The late Adebisi, who had served both as Assistant Chief of Staff and Special Adviser in the Governor’s Office, in the previous administration, holds an LL.M degree and was pursuing his doctorate programme in Law before his death.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)
Insurgency: Buhari meets Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Buratai
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed door with Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the agenda of the meeting between the president and Buratai was unknown as at the time of filing this report.
Buratai had in April relocated to the North-East to coordinate the ongoing war against the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West African Province terrorists by the Nigerian troops.
Banditry: Don’t give breathing space to bandits –Chief of Air Staff urges NAF Special Forces
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has urged the troops deployed to fight against banditry and kidnapping in the North Central and North West, to continue to do everything possible not to give breathing space to bandits.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abubakar was earlier briefed by the Air Officer commanding Special Operations Command of the Nigerian Air Force, AVM Charles Ohwo, on the operations.
“I appreciate your efforts, but I urge you to give no breathing space to bandits.
“Locate the bandits, identify their locations and ensure that they do not attack people.
“Do everything humanly possible and ensure that Nigerians conduct their legal activities without hindrance,” he said.
Abubakar further urged the officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force to ensure that farmers go to their farms during this rainy season.
“Do not allow bandits to interfere with farming processes,” he said.
He advised the bandits to surrender themselves and their weapons for their own good.
He said that NAF would continue to deploy serviceable aircrafts, surveillance aircrafts, gunship helicopters and aviation fuel to enable the air officers and men effectively fight the criminal elements.
He therefore urged Nigerians to have confidence in NAF and give them intelligence information that would assist to achieve success in the fight against criminals.
“Security is not only a military affair, but is for all and sundry. Give intelligence information to NAF, Nigerian Army, police and other security agents about activities of bandits and other criminals.
“We will continue to work together with Nigerian Army and other security agencies to fight insurgency,” he said.
Earlier, the Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command, AVM Charles Ohwo, spoke at length on their operations in the North Central and North West zones of the country.
He told the Chief of Air Staff that Operation Gama Aiki, Operation Thunder Strike and Operation Hadarin Daji, were introduced to tackle insurgency in those parts of the country.
Ohwo said that the NAF aircrafts involved in the operations so far covered about 1,400 flying hours covering areas in Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States.
He said that the major challenges they were encountering are poor whether conditions and lack of hanger space.
Staff member feeds animals at Langhe safari park in Italy
Yaks are seen at Langhe safari park in Murazzano, Italy, May 20, 2020. The Langhe safari park has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to continue feeding and taking care of the animals, the park has to seek help from restaurateurs, farmers and shopkeepers to donate food to feed the animals. (Photo by Federico Tardito/Xinhua)