The Oyo state government has donated an automatic transmission car to the Acting Director, Education and Social Services, Mr Dauda Adeagbo. The acting director, who is physically challenged, had been having issues getting around and the specially designed vehicle will make it easier for him to move around.
Presenting the vehicle to the recipient on behalf of the State Governor on Monday at the Ministry Car Park, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Bayo Lawal, said the event was in continuation of the delivery of relief items to people with special needs in the State, as promised by Governor Seyi Makinde during the electioneering period.
While rejoicing with the recipient who works at Ifeloju Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Oke-Ogun, the commissioner also revealed that the governor has long been a philanthropist, adding that the gesture will soon be replicated in all LGAs and LCDAs across the state.
“Aside regular payment of salaries, prompt promotion and access to other allowances, workers should be awarded and encouraged, so that they will do their civil duties optimally and effectively, I want to assure the people of the State that the present administration under the able leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde is ready to encourage workers across the State to aid their better performance.
“Mr. Dauda Adeagbo Atanda, the acting Director of Education and Social Services has been dedicated to his work and his dedication not minding his physical challenge drew the attention of government to him which is why he is been celebrated today, we urge other Civil Servants in the State to be dedicated, dutiful and loyal, as their reward is around the corner.”
The Acting Head of Local Government Administration (HLGA), Ifeloju Local Council Development Area, Ogbooro, Surveyor Abosede Adebimpe also spoke and in his remarks, stated that Mr. Adeagbo’s dedication to work despite his condition had attracted the attention of Chief Bayo Lawal and his entourage when they visited the council earlier in the year.
He said the situation prompted the Commissioner to direct the council administration to request for a vehicle for him based on his physical challenge, stressing that the move was successful due to the Governor Makinde’s passion for the welfare of Civil Servants in the state.
Mr. Dauda Adeagbo in his acceptance remarks said he would never forget the day, as many administrations have promised and failed to help on his condition before the present state administration made it a reality. He also pledged to be more dedicated at work and again reiterated his appreciation of the gesture made by the incumbent administration.