Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has praised civil servants in the state for their dedication to service, acknowledging their commitment despite the challenges they face.

Governor Oyebanji, in an unscheduled visit to the State Secretariat, Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, and the Ministry of Works and Transport on Wednesday, commended civil servants. He expressed that the visit aimed to gain firsthand knowledge of their situation and generate ideas to enhance the working environment for them.

The governor, accompanied by the Head of Service, Barr. Bamidele Agbede, the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, and other top government officials, visited several offices at the Secretariat Complex, including the Office of Establishment and Training, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Teaching Service Commission, and Board for Technical and Adult Education.

Governor Oyebanji, expressing astonishment at the scattered papers in many of the visited offices, announced that the government would initiate the digitalization of office work to streamline processes and make them less cumbersome.

The governor also said his administration would refurbish some of the unserviceable vehicles as well as give office buildings some facelift.

“I decided to visit the government offices this morning to familiarize myself with the workers and to also encourage them. Yesterday, I met with the Permanent Secretaries to share the vision of this administration with them. So, this is the follow up to my meeting with the Permanent Secretaries yesterday.

“Just to see the entire staff, to see the condition under which they are working and to also encourage them to do more. And I decided to go myself to have first-hand view of what they are going through and it has been an eye opener and we will go back and sit down and see how we can make their environment more conducive.

“But I must also thank them for delivering their best to the state inspite of the various challenges they are going through.

At the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), the compassionate Governor settled the hospital bills for at least 10 patients who sought financial assistance, as they were stranded due to their inability to cover their bills.

Governor Oyebanji, who traversed the Secretariat, EKSUTH, and the Ministry of Works on foot, visited almost all offices and engaged with workers at their duty posts.

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