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June 25, 2024
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WE’LL TACKLE UNEMPLOYMENT, CREATE JOBS FOR YOUTH, SAYS GOV AIYEDATIWA

  • 165 newly recruited ODIRS staff begin induction

The Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has said his administration will strive to tackle the menace of unemployment by implementing policies that will create jobs and empower young people in the State.

The Governor stated this on Monday while declaring open a two-week induction program for the newly recruited staff of the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) in Akure.

Governor Aiyedatiwa, who congratulated the new employees and called them “The Lucky Ones”, said he approved their recruitment into the Public Service because of the need to reinvigorate the revenue generation of the State.

He said: “With the induction of 165 new employees into the Public Service of Ondo State, we are taking a significant step towards building a strong and capable workforce. These individuals represent the best and brightest who will contribute fresh ideas and dedication to our mission of serving the people of Ondo State.”

Governor Aiyedatiwa highlighted the importance of continuous learning and professional development in the field of taxation, encouraging the new employees to seize opportunities for training and skill enhancement.

“Innovation and creativity will be key in our approach to revenue generation. As we embrace new technologies and methodologies, let us ensure fairness and equity in our tax policies”, he said.

Earlier in his welcome address, Mr. Tolu Adegbie, Chairman of ODRIS, articulated the mission to transform Ondo State’s tax narrative and enhance revenue generation.

He urged the new recruits to embrace their roles with enthusiasm, emphasizing the importance of transparency and professionalism in their duties.

Adegbie further noted the significant growth in Ondo State’s revenue, outlining plans to deploy the new staff across ODRIS offices in the 18 local government areas of the state.

In his remarks, Mr. Bayo Philips, the Head of Service, emphasized the importance of adhering to rules and regulations in the public service. He stressed the significance of integrity and ethical conduct, stating that delivering quality work in a timely manner is paramount.

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
May 6, 2024.

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