By Roundoffnews

The Head of Service(HoS) of Ekiti State, Mrs ‘Olapeju Babafemi has inaugurated a new Editorial Board for the Fountain Bureaucrat, the journal of the Public Service of Ekiti State.

Inaugurating the Board in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the Head of Service charged the new Board members to be result-oriented by redoubling their efforts to ensure that the journal continues to engage its readers with very rich contents.

Mrs Babafemi hailed the erstwhile Board members for being productive,adding that this is an opportunity for the newly inaugurated Board to “perform better”.

Babafemi said the members must see the task ahead of them as very critical in enhancing the capacity of the workforce in harmony with the determination of the current administration to rejig the public service.

She urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them.

“The last Board was productive. This is another opportunity for members of this Board to contribute their best to the growth of the Public Service in the State and as such, we must redouble our efforts to produce a quality and rich journal for the public service. We should see this work as critical to the determination of the current administration’s resolve to rejig the public service.”

” I want a very rich edition of the journal. You should build on the success of the last Board and take the journal to higher heights. We have a wide range of projects and programmes embarked upon by Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration which the journal should publish to keep the readers abreast of the developments”, she said.

While urging the new Board members to prepare for the sacrifice needed for the journal to thrive, the Head of Service said there might be need for them to work extra hours and on weekends in order to meet the target set for them.

She urged members to give the assignment the utmost priority by attending meetings; adding that it is then they can add value to the work of the Board.

The HoS hinted that the Board, in partnership with a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), would publish a handbook on ethics to support the vision of the Dr Kayode Fayemi-led administration on restoration of values of accountability, transparency and equity in the Public Service.

Mrs Babafemi also commended members of the immediate past Editorial Board for serving on the Board meritoriously; adding that some of them were not retained for reasons relating to retirement and unavailability as a result of other key official assignments, among others.

In her response, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Dr Adekunbi Obaisi thanked the Head of Service for reconstituting the Board and for giving some old members the opportunity to continue on the Board.

Obaisi assured that the new Board would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that it produces high quality and development agenda-driven issues that would help both the Public Service and the State government.

The newly reconstituted Board members are Mrs Olapeju Babafemi (Chairman/ Publisher), Mr Bayo Opeyemi (Vice Chairman), Dr Adekunbi Obaisi (Editor-in-Chief), Barrister Dele Agbede (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), Mr. Ganiyu Titilope (General Editor), Engr Gbenga Odesanmi and Engr Adeola Johnson will both serve as Associate Editors 1 and 2 respectively, while Mrs Toyin Familoni will serve as Secretary.

Others are Mr Taiwo Ajobiewe (Manager, Administration), Mr Femi Bamisaye and Mr. O’Seun Ogunsakin are to serve as Manager Press 1 and 2 respectively, while Mr Feyisina Rotimi, Barrister Yetunde Kolawole and Mr Tolu Akinwole all retained their previous positions as Marketing Manager, Legal Adviser and Compugraphics correspondingly.