Niyi Akande, Osogbo.
Self-leadership and discipline have been described as roadmaps to personal development and improvement which enable efficient service delivery.
The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Elder Tunde Adedeji disclosed this while giving his remarks at the annual Inter-Religious Service Programme to herald the beginning of the year 2020 work for staff of local government councils in the state, held at the Multipurpose Hall, Local Government Service Commission government Secretariat, Abere.
Elder Adedeji appreciated all staff of the local government councils for the ultimate cooperation they displayed last year.
While admonishing them that discipline should be their watchword in discharging their responsibilities in this new decade, he said that the commission will be taking critical steps to enforce discipline to improve productivity in the workforce of the local government councils.
The Chairman who had earlier expressed his gratitude to the Almighty for countless kindness and goodness showed to the commission and current government of the State of Osun, further recounted the successes recorded in the activities and engagements that were carried out in the commission last year.
He thereby encouraged the workers to embrace the habit of praise and thanksgiving.
Speaking further, Elder Adedeji also encouraged Council Managers to encourage their subordinates to work diligently since they would be held accountable for any issues they failed to control.
Earlier in his introductory remarks, the Coordinating Director, Local Government Service Commission, Bar. ‘Lekan Babalola noted that the purpose of the inter-religious service programme is aimed at giving thanks and praises to Almighty God for His goodness and mercies at all times.
According to him, praising God ensures the grace of His kindness to humanity while revealing that this action has made the great people of Osun to be blessed with a compassionate government led by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola.
Barr. Babalola also advised the civil servants to be diligent while rendering their services at their various local council this new year.
He hinted that an act of discipline will definitely enhances creativity and ingenuity which will positively affect the growth of civil servants and that of State in general.
Prayers were led by both Alhaji Taofeek Adekunle Hammed and Prophetess Esther Akinloye, representing Islamic and Christian faiths respectively.
The annual prayer service was attended by permanent secretary Local Government staff pension Bureau Mr Kayofr Afolabi, Coordinating Director Local Government staff Loans Broad Mrs Folake Adebayo, NULGE president Comrade Jacob Adeyeye and other labour leaders, Council Managers, Heads of Departments among others.