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Fayemi swears in four new Permanent Secretaries, pledges better service delivery

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has vowed to continue executing policies that will entrench good governance and better the standards of living of the people.

The Governor said his administration was poised to justify the mandate of the electorate, noting that the Civil Service as an important partner in translating the five pillars development agenda into reality

Dr. Fayemi dropped the hint on Wednesday during the swearing-in of four new Permanent Secretaries into the State Civil Service at the
Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office also said his administration
would continue to judiciously utilize the resources entrusted to its
care.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Dr. Fayemi said the appointment of the quartet was aimed at repositioning the civil service for effective and efficient service delivery in tandem with good governance which was one of the five pillars of his administration’s development agenda.

The new Permanent Secretaries are Mr. Tokunbo Alokan from Efon Alaaye, Mr. Ezekiel Adedipe from Ado Ekiti, Mr. Sola Ogunmiluyi from Ilupeju Ekiti and Mr. Kayode Akinola from Ode Ekiti.

The Governor, who called on the new Permanent Secretaries to drive the transformation agenda of his administration in their various

Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) urged them to shun sycophancy and unprofessionalism so as to add value to government and enhance the standard of living of Ekiti people.

While calling on them to consider the interests of Ekiti people above
personal interests, Dr. Fayemi stressed that the loyalty of his
administration was to the people of the state, whom he had demonstrated his resolve in the last one year to serve with honesty, diligence and sense of purpose.

He said: “Ladies and gentlemen, let me once again restate that our loyalty remains to the people of Ekiti whom we have vowed to serve in all honesty and every sense of purpose and we will remain true to that.

“The experience of the past twelve months has further strengthened our resolve that indeed Ekiti people deserve nothing but the best. The restoration agenda is on course and evidences abound that we are on the right course.

“In whatever you do, always consider the best interest of Ekiti State and Ekiti Kete far and above your personal interest, consequently we can build the society of our dreams and make Ekiti the pride of all.”

The Governor while promising not to relent in his quest to
continuously motivate, encourage and empower the state civil service
for optimal performance, emphasized the need for the newly appointed permanent secretaries to create a better working environment for civil servants under them.

Speaking on behalf of the new appointees, Mr. Alokan said the
appointment would renew their commitment to government business, promising to key into the dream and vision of the Fayemi

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ASUU breaks silence on UI staff arrested by DSS for alleged examination fraud – Daily Post Nigeria

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter, on Tuesday declared that no single academic staff in the university was involved in examination malpractices at the Distance Learning Center (DLC) of the institution.

ASUU Chairman, Professor Deji Omole made this declaration in a statement made available to DAILY POST.

Omole was reacting to the arrest of six staff of the distance learning centre by the men of the department of state service (DSS) at the instance of the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka, for alleged examination malpractices.

DAILY POST recalls that six staff of the distance learning centre, among whom were Edward Eborgu (Head of UI DLC software Unit), Kehinde Ajao (Head Student Support), Shola Akintunde (Executive Officer and Media representative), Ademola Okunola (IT personnel), one Lanre (IT personnel) and a certain David in the Director’s office were picked last Thursday for the fraud.

But, Omole while speaking, lashed out at the Director of Public Communications of the University, Olatunji Oladejo, who some papers attributed the story to as misinforming the public.

Omole said that contrary to Oladejo’s claim, no academic staff of the distance learning centre has been fingered or linked to the fraud.

He added that no one should drag ASUU into the fraud since none of its members is involved.

Apart from the fact that the University committee, Omole said that “ASUU has a standing committee on ethics and standard dealing with ethical and unethical issues.”

He, however, said it will not take it lightly when her members are wrongly accused.

“Our members not involved in UI Exam fraud. Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter on Tuesday says no single academic staff was involved in examination malpractices in her Distance Learning Center (DLC).

“Seven non-academic staff of the Distance learning center of the Institution were picked up by the DSS last week Thursday over their alleged involvement in aiding and abetting examination malpractices and compromising the integrity of examinations.

“Academic staff have not been fingered or linked to the fraud and no one should drag them into it. The Union is not against punishing anyone linked to the fraud.

“Apart from the fact that the University committee, ASUU has a standing committee on ethics and standard dealing with ethical and unethical issues.”

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan wants corruption taught in all school levels

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Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, has called for the inclusion of anti-corruption course in schools’ curricula to reduce the menace of corruption in the country.

Special Adviser (Media) to President of the Senate, Mr Ola Awoniyi, quoted Lawan in a statement as making the call while declaring open the third Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), National Capacity Building Workshop for Justices and Judges.

According to the statement, the workshop was organised in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) held in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Senate President advocated for a review of the basic school curricula to include the teaching of anti-corruption tenets.

“I believe that we should look at our civic education. We shouldn’t wait until people commit corruption before we start chasing them.

“We should start educating our children in schools, basic education secondary level and even tertiary level, on the ills of corruption in any society.”

Lawan also said that the National Assembly would provide the necessary support to the anti-corruption agencies in the fight against corruption.

The EFCC and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) are the leading government agencies in anti-corruption war.

According to him, the 9th Senate and indeed the National Assembly will support the anti-corruption agencies to the best of its ability, to enable us eradicate the malaise.

“What we face today in the area of corruption requires that all hands must be on deck to fight it. And we are determined to work with other arms of government to fight it.

“It is a fight that should be fought by all and we are ready to initiate moves that will help in ensuring we succeed in the fight.

“We are also continuously prepared to support agencies like the EFCC and professionals like the Justices and Judges always,” he said.

The president of the senate noted that corruption had eaten deep into the very fabric of the society and had literarily became endemic.

He acknowledged that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had done a lot in the last couple of years in fighting corruption but added that the fight had surely not been an easy one.

“Dealing with corruption is surely a task we must undertake very well. The consistency of the EFCC on its mandate is quite commendable.

“The best we can continue to do in our circumstance is to encourage anti-corruption agencies like the EFCC and the ICPC to discharge their mandate very well.

“The police are also inclusive because of their statutory responsibility of enforcing law and order, by preventing and detecting crime,” Lawan said.

He said the Justices and Judges need all the ethical, moral and institutional support to be exemplary in the discharge of their duties.

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Sterling speaks on comparisons with Messi, Ronaldo

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Manchester City winger, Raheem Sterling, has said he needs to score 50 or 60 goals a season, to be compared to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sterling has been included on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or this season alongside Ronaldo and Messi, who have each won the trophy five times.

There are suggestions the England could clinch the individual award, after 32 goals this calendar year for club and country.

But Sterling told FourFourTwo: :Messi’s one of a kind.

“Bro, if I’m scoring 50 or 60 goals a year for the next 15 years, then you can talk to me about that – right now, don’t talk to me about Ronaldo or Messi!

“I don’t want to hear that connection.

“I’m not saying I don’t value myself, but those are two guys who have been doing it for 15 years. That’s not heard of: 40, 50, 60 goals for 15 years.

“There’s a long process to go for that.

“But I’m developing and I want to get my numbers better every single year.

“If I’m doing that in 10 or 15 years’ time, then OK, maybe. But it’s early days.”

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