Organized labour reacts to appointment of new Head of Service in Kogi


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The organized Labour in Kogi State has lauded Governor Yahaya Bello for appointing Mrs. Hannah Onyinoyi Odiyo as the new Head of Civil Service.

Speaking to DAILY POST on Thursday through a telephone interview, the State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka and the State Chairman, Trade Union Congress, (TUC), Comrade Ranti Ojo both described the appointment of Mrs Odiyo as a victory for Kogi workers.

The labour leaders, while congratulating Odiyo for her new appointment, promised to cooperate and work harmoniously with her to achieve success in her tenure in office.

According to them, the Governor further demonstrated his government’s commitment towards the 35 percent affirmative action for women in the State as stated in United Nation resolution in Beijing.

“We are 100 percent in support of the appointment of the new Head of Service by Governor Bello. He has done the needful for the state. We promise the head of service that we are going to have a good working relationship with her office in the course of her assignment,” they said.

It could be recalled that Kogi State Governor, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Thursday approved the appointment of Mrs. Hannah Onyinoyi Odiyo as the Head of Civil Service.

Her appointment was contained in a press statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr (Mrs) Folashade Arike Ayoade.

Until her appointment, Mrs. Odiyo was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Kogi State.

According to the statement, Governor Bello thanked the outgoing Head of Civil Service, Mrs Deborah Ogunmola for her forthrightness and contributions to the Civil Service Reforms in the State while in Office.

He also congratulated the New Head of Civil Service and wished her well in her new assignment.

The appointment is with immediate effect.

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