A new Head of Service for Ogun State, Sola Adeyemi, was on Monday officially sworn-in by the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun.
The new Head of Service succeeded Modupe Adekunle who retired from Service two weeks ago, after attaining 35 years in service.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Amosun called on the new Head of Service to see his appointment as a task for higher responsibilities.
Mr. Amosun noted that the office comes with a big challenge.
He urged the Head of Service to work harmoniously with the workers for good service delivery in line with the “Mission to Rebuild” drive of the administration.
“The office comes with big challenge and I pray to God to help you. Ensure you work harmoniously with the workers and the state.
“It is my belief that you will not disappoint the state. Adhere strictly to the oath of office and allegiance. And with your office, see yourself as elder statesman,” Mr. Amosun said.
In his remark, the new Head of Service thanked the governor for finding him worthy for the position.
He pledged to be loyal to the government in discharging his responsibilities.
Mr. Adeyemi also called on the governor and others to pray for his success as number one civil servant in the state.
He expressed hope that with the help of God, he would be successful.
The new Head of Service is a Member of the National Institute, who joined the State Civil Service as an Administrative Officer in January, 1982.
Mr. Adeyemi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from the University of Ibadan in 1980. He attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru in 2008 where he served as Rapporteur for Study Group Two of the Senior Executive Course 30.
He rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary in June, 2005 and was until his latest elevation, the Permanent Secretary at the Civil Service Commission.
He also attended a top management course at the Manchester University Business School, United Kingdom in 2013.
An Elder of the Apostolic Church, Mr. Adeyemi, 58, hails from Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.