Olubunmi Oni One Year in Office as Oyo HOS: Corporate Civil Service, Accelerated Development and Sustainable Development By Abiodun Atilola 

If you are white, people cannot say that you are black because it is an open secret, you cannot call white black, they are distinct colours entirely.

Mrs Olubunmi Oni mni, the 29th Oyo State Head of Service is a quintessential administrator in the pacesetter State with the cutting edge, she has traversed the length and breadth of the Civil Service with unblemish track records in the State.

No wonder Permanent Secretaries, Executive Secretaries, General Managers and the newly minted Tutor-Generals and Solicitor Generals keyed into the agenda and administrative prowess of the Olubunmi Oni led Head of Service in Oyo State.

She was sworn-in as the Head of Service on the 9th May, 2023 by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde at the Executive Council Chamber Secretariat, Ibadan.

When she assumed duty, she facilitated training programmes for senior management staff and  junior staff both locally and in the diaspora.

In terms of development, like Seyi Makinde like Olubunmi Oni, as Seyi Makinde is developing the State from mere ancient State to modern State, Olubunmi Oni mni is developing the State Civil Service from dossier to digital and corporate Civil/Public Service. 

Olubunmi Oni led Head of Service  in Oyo State encouraged Civil Servants across the State to develop themselves by making use of the Library at the Office of the Head of Service to further sharpen their knowledge in the service.

Mrs Mofoluke Adebiyi, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development said Mrs Olubunmi Oni’s One Year in Office as the Head of Service has been impactful as she has tactically touched Ministries, Departments and Agencies with lots of restructuring, it became clearer and strategic what the activities of each agencies should be, when the vision is clear, it is easier to achieve.

“She ensures regular meetings of the Heads of MDA’s to review activities for strategic development of Oyo State. She is passionate about setting a target and achieving such a target, under her watch, we are moving from the archaic style of doing things to the corporate Civil Service”.

Dr. Muhideen Olatunji is the Executive Secretary, Oyo State Primary Health Care Board. He gave kudos to the current Head of Service, Mrs Olubunmi Oni mni, saying that, there is peace in the public sector, he described the Head of Service as a woman of virtue that has path with destiny, one thing you cannot take away from her, is her humility and she is approachable just like the former Head of Service, Mrs Ololade Agboola.

“She has been able to bring togetherness among the key officers in the civil service, civil servants have been able to get their promotion regularly, indeed, she is a formidable woman”.

The Chairman Forum of Administrative Officers, Oyo State Mr Kayode Muyiwa said the current Head of Service has moved the administrative cadre forward with her open door policy.

Interestingly, the current Head of Service facilitated training and re-training for all staff, regular promotion exercise, staff welfare and supervision of day-to-day activities of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government.

Abiodun Atilola, Head of Media and Publicity, Office of the Secretary to the State Government/Head of Service writes this piece from Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital via: [email protected], 08077111037.

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