The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has showered encomium on the retiring Permanent Secretary, Common Services Office, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Ayodele Olaniyi Folayan for the meritorious service he rendered to his fatherland, saying that he made an indelible marks in the Federal Civil Service.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation gave the commendation in a goodwill message at the send-forth ceremony in his honour on Thursday, 6th September, 2018, in Abuja. She said Mr. Folayan is a man of integrity who has performed excellently towards the development of the Service.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita stated that the retiring Permanent Secretary has been an epitome of hard work, humility and an astute manager of resources, whose midas touch has ensured prudent management of financial resources towards meeting needs of the office; adding that her Office will from time to time seek his wealth of experience in the actualization of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP) 2017-2020.
“He has left an indelible mark in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and in the service-wide body of Permanent Secretaries. His is hard working, a performer and has mentored many young officers down the ladder. I wished him long life and more fruitful years. He is an asset to the Civil Service so we will be calling on him from time to time.”
Speaking on behalf of the body of Permanent Secretaries, the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office, Dr. (Mrs.) Habiba M. Lawal, commended the retiring Permanent Secretary for his giant strides in the service and wished him a bright prospect in all his future endeavours.
Speaking earlier in the opening remarks, Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Hassan Suleiman, expressed kind sentiments about his leadership qualities and uprightness in handling affairs of staff.
Others who gave goodwill messages including Chairman, Association of Senior Civil Service of Nigeria (ASCSN), Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Chapter, Mr. Ajayi Cosmas, extolled his uncommon humility, openness and team spirit.
In his response, the retiring Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ayodele Olaniyi Folayan thanked the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, for giving him the opportunity to serve.
He advised the younger officers in the service to imbibe the culture of learning, saying that it will brighten the prospect of their careers in the Service.