The Ekiti State Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi has called on
Information Officers in the employ of the State Government to brace up and utilize the opportunity provided by the government through the Office of Capacity Development and Reforms to acquire higher qualifications in relevant fields to boost their capability and equally brighten their chances of career progression in the civil service.
The Head of Service, Mr. Deji Ajayi stated this while declaring open
the 2 – day Workshop organized by the Office of the Capacity
Development and Reforms for the Information Officers working in the
Ministry of Information, Tourism and Values Orientation and other
state government establishments in Ado-Ekiti.
Mr. Ajayi stressed the need for Information Officers to be versatile
and exhibit professionalism and ethical ideals in the course of
discharging their duties as government’s Press and Public Relation
Officers and image makers.
He said that the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration believed
that disseminating information about government policies and
programmes to the public without contradiction and controversy
required special communication skills and knowledge, hence the need
for the workshop to refresh the officers and as well update their
knowledge on current trends in communication and information
The Head of Service who expressed his confidence that the workshop
will make participants more effective and efficient in their onerous
tasks, enjoined them to concentrate and participate fully to enable
them improve on their job performance and justify the government’s
investment in the capacity building workshop.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Office of
Capacity Development and Reforms, Mr. Dare Ajayi commended the Ekiti
State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for giving priority to training and
retraining of the entire Ekiti State workforce to instigate efficient
and effective service delivery in the public service.
He noted that the resource persons for the workshop were experienced
and articulate media practitioners who have proved their worth in the
field of journalism and will surely impart required knowledge to
participants as expected.
Resource persons at the workshop for the Information Officers included
a University don, Professor Wale Olajide, the Principal Private
Secretary to Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Sunday Aikuirawo Aniyi and a
former Director of Information Services in the Ministry of Information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Prince Sunday Aribatise.