Determine To Be Good Ambassadors- LGSC Boss Charges Council Staff

“It is very instructive that as Local Government staff, you make use of proper counselling, associate with people who are cerebral, visionary and positive-minded, as well as ensure that anywhere you find yourselves, you are  good ambassadors of the service.”

These words of encouragement were given by the Chairman, Oyo State Local Government Service Commission, Hon Aderemi Ayodele to the  staff, at the Conference Room on Thursday, during the New Year special prayers, organized by the Commission to usher in the year 2022, at the State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Speaking further on the occasion, Hon. Remi Ayodele who was accompanied to the epoch-making event by the State Civil Service Commission Chairman, Alh. Kamardeen Aderibigbe, further enjoined the members of staff of the Commission to exhibit agape love for one another, reminding them that when they do and forgive their offenders from the bottom of their hearts, they too would be able to progress in life.

While showering encomiums on the permanent secretary of the Commission, Mr. Akin Funmilayo, for his foresight, untiring spirit, friskiness and sagacity, Hon. Ayodele attributed a great percentage of the Commission’s programmes, projects and achievements to the former’s resourcefulness and initiative, through the full support and cooperation of the management and staff.

The Commission boss also used the medium to solicit for special prayers from all and sundry for His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, so that he could finish his first tenure without any ado, and equally secure the second term ticket effortlessly.

In his goodwill message, the State Civil Service Commission Chairman, Alh. Kamardeen Aderibigbe, also highlighted the series of achievements that Governor Seyi Makinde had recorded since inception, imploring the workers to reciprocate the  Governor’s kind  gesture by performing creditably at work so as to justify the confidence reposed in them. He further enjoined them to be more ambitious in their academic pursuit so that they could compete favourably with their colleagues from any quarter, reminding them that the appointment of people from the Local Government extraction into the present administration is unprecedented in the annals of the State.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Commission’s  permanent secretary, Mr. Akin Funmilayo, had intimated the gathering that the essence of coming together was to appreciate God for His mercy and love over every member of staff, as well as the political functionaries. He also appreciated God for GSM-led administration in Oyo State for putting smiles on the faces of Oyo State people, especially workers, who are being paid as and when due, topping it with the 13th month salary. He then  succinctly mentioned the achievements of the Commission in the outgone year bordering on conversion of staff, training and retraining of both junior and senior staff in the Local Government  service, as well as promotion of staff from 2017 to 2020, with their promotion letters already released to them all. Mr. Akin Funmilayo also averred that the State executive council had approved the establishment of Local Government Staff Loans Board, thereby making it much easier henceforth for council staff to obtain loans, be it for vehicle or housing. He rounded off his remarks by urging the Commission staff in particular, and Local Government workers in general to be more dedicated and committed to their duties.

Highlights of the occasion included special prayers in both Islamic and Christian ways by Alfa Muideen Rahaman and Pastor Bankole Johnson respectively.

The auspicious gathering was graced by all  the management team of the Commission.





Adeola Oduola,

Director of Education and Social Services,

Oyo State LGSC.

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Makinde Pays 6th Tranche of Gratuity

Oyo State Government, under the able leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde has paid another tranche of gratuity to retired primary school teachers and Local Government staff, making it the sixth payment since its inception.

While flagging off the payment of cheques worth one billion, three hundred and eighty million naira (#1. 38 b) to four hundred and fifty six beneficiaries, both dead and alive, at the lobby of Water Corporation Building, Secretariat, Ibadan, on Monday, the Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Labour Matters, Comrade Bayo Titilola Sodo appreciated God for giving GSM the required wisdom, strength and strongwill to withstand the criticisms and distractions from oppositions and pessimists.

“You will all recall that Governor Makinde has been so passionate about the Pensioners, that’s why their welfare has been so paramount to him. He does not joke with issues bordering on both the serving and retired personnel at all. This kind gesture of our dear Governor was however reciprocated by the national body of Pensioners with an award just of recent. Moreover, it’s on the mind of our Governor to do everything humanly possible towards ensuring that virtually all the gratuity debts are cleared during his time, notwithstanding the economic meltdown being experienced across the country, “Comrade Sodo assured.

In their various goodwill messages, the representative of Auditor General for Local Government in Oyo State, Pastor Samuel Awobode  and the NUP Secretary, Comrade Segun Abatan, in their respective remarks applauded the state government for rising to the challenge of regular payment of gratuity /pensions, admonishing the retirees on a judicious use of the entitlements.

In his keynote address, the Chairman, Local Government staff pension board, Prince Adebayo Adeyemi expressed his gratitude to God and Governor Makinde for displaying interest in the welfare of the downtrodden, and particularly the senior citizens who spent their ample years to labour immensely, and equally contributed towards the development of their beloved fatherland. “Most often, when we consider the multifaceted challenges confronting the State in the art of Governance, one is marveled by the way His Excellency rose to the occasion in order to tackle the issue headlong, even in the face of the present economic downturn and ever increasing obligations to attend to,” Prince Adeyemi posited.

The board Chairman further stated that during the 6th tranche of cheque distribution, 465 retirees would benefit from a sum of #1. 38 billion, while reminding them that “the reward of hard labour spans through decades, hence, it must be handled with utmost care.”

Earlier in her welcome address, the Board Secretary, Dr. Ayodele Busari appreciated Governor Seyi Makinde for giving the Pension Board staff a conducive atmosphere to operate, while equally appreciating the members of staff for working round the clock to make the payment a huge success.

The occasion was graced by the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Local Government Service Commission, Mr. Akin Funmilayo, Exco members of NUP, management staff of Pension Board and other important dignitaries.


Adeola Oduola (Mr.),

Director of Education and Social Services,


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