HON ADIJAT ASSUMES OFFICE, ASSURES OF REFORMS IN WOMEN AFFAIRS, SOCIAL DEV'T
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in Ogun State, Hon. Adijat Adeleye has assured of reforms and innovations that would bring about improved services in sustainable poverty reduction, women protection/empowerment, child rights protection, social development and sundry issues.
Adeleye gave the assurance shortly after being conducted round departments in the ministry on resumption to duty at the State Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
To achieve this feat, Adeleye said it has became imperative for all categories of staff in the Ministry to embrace productivity, team spirit, professionalism and culture of public service ethics to further make the ministry more result driven and alive to its statutory responsibilities.
According to her, "We must work hand in hand and draw upon our collective expertise and experience each one of us to bring on board to the ministry and through our collective efforts we can effect positive change in this all-important ministry.
The former two-term lawmaker who assured of justifying the confidence reposed in her, sought for the support of stakeholders both in the private and public sectors towards placing the ministry in higher pedestal, noting that issues of women empowerments and social development required the support of all and sundry who are concerned about national development.
She challenged the various directorates in the ministry to design implementable and public-oriented initiatives that would further bring the ministry to limelight- giving succor to the women, children, people with Special Needs.
The Commissioner said their must be a purpose driven and improved efforts in women development and eradication of gender- based violence, through regular women focused programmes and interventions.
Responding on behalf of the staff, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Melutia Ogunremi appreciated the State Governor for the deployment of the new commissioner to the ministry, saying her wealth of experience in public service, particularly as a former Special Adviser on Women Affairs would add value to the Ministry.
Ogunremi assured that the staff were irrevocably committed to giving all necessary support to achieve more success.