The Ekiti State Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi has urged top
civil servants in the state to learn how to handle conflicts, tension
and disputes as a holistic measure towards enhancing efficient service
Speaking at a day workshop held at the Conference Hall, Governor’s
Office, Ado-Ekiti, with the theme: Conflict and Dispute Resolution and
Management in the Workplace’, organised for Directors and management
staff in the state, Ayodeji noted that unresolved conflicts will
always affect the performance of the Service.
According to him, “having established that workplace tension is
unavoidable, efforts should be made towards effective resolution,
because if ignored, such could have devastating repercussions on
The Head of Service reminded the participants that the service would
be counting on them to achieve effortlessly, its goal of efficient and
effective service delivery.
He commended the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi for approving the
workshop in line with his commitment to human capital development.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Capacity Development and
Reforms, Mr. Oluwadare Ajayi emphasized the importance of the workshop
to the civil service.
He noted that conflict was inevitable in every human association or
organization, including the public service, hence, the need to work
out modus operandi to checkmate the menace with a view to having a
virile and highly productive civil service.
Some of the participants, including Mr. Yinka Arogundade of the Deputy
Governors Office, Mrs. Bola Ayo-Salami of the Accountant General’s
office and Mr. Odunayo Adesoye, Ministry of Youths and Sports noted
that the workshop has broadened their knowledge and expanded their
scope on conflicts and dispute resolution.
Resources persons at the workshop included Professors from some higher
institutions and some retired Permanent Secretaries.