Top Govt Officials to Sign Performance Agreement in Ekiti

Commissioners in Ekiti State have been asked to sign a performance agreement and return same to the state government within one week.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.

Oyebode said over 100 top state government officials that participated in the 2019 Ekiti Government Retreat which ended on Saturday signed the code of conduct that was designed as a guide to all the appointees.

The government officials at the three-day retreat which held at Iloko Ijesa, Osun State, included commissioners, special advisers, directors-general and permanent secretaries.

“We have to be focused on how to deliver on our promises to the people. That is why you will sign a performance agreement at the end of every quarter,” the state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, had told participants at the opening of the retreat.

“I am excited that all the appointees and the permanent secretaries are fired up now. They are very clear about what the mandate is.

“They will now convey this to their directors and their own officials in order to align the mandate with the budget of their ministries and then communicate this to the various members of  the public that we have to deal with,” the governor added.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Biodun Omoleye, said the retreat signaled the beginning of “the transformational governance” promised by Fayemi, adding that participants had been given a mandate charter which contained what was expected to be done.

Omoleye said there were penalties for any appointee who failed to comply with the mandate charter.

The Head of Service, Mr Deji Ajayi, also expressed readiness of the leadership of the state public service to collaborate with the Fayemi-led administration in delivering the dividends of democracy to the people.

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