By Palma Ileye
Minister of Interior Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has tasked Staff and retirees of the Ministry on capacity building and productivity.
Tunji-Ojo according to the Ministry’s press release gave the admonishment during the send-forth ceremony of some Directors and Staff of the Ministry who have retired within the recent past.
The Minister who handed the advice through the Director of the Joint Services of the Ministry and equally an Overseer of the Office of Permanent Secretary, Dr. Peter Egbodo, sought the support of the Ministry’s Senior Citizens with their wealth of experience to continue in boosting efficiency and effectiveness, also pledging the continue support of the Ministry to the retirees.
He urged the Staff not to see the retirees as a burden but should always render assistants to them when they visit the Ministry for their entitlement.
In his words, “If you see a retiree, know it very well, you that have not been retired, don’t take it for granted, you too will retire, some of you that have one thing or the other to do with the office, anytime you come around, those of us that are still here, don’t allow us to see them as disturbing us, any entitlement of theirs that is outstanding let us support them to get those entitlement without stress.”
He said leaving Service was like any other work phase of life adding that, there was the tendency in which one’s community, State, Local Government or the country will need their service at any capacity.
He also said what was important to crave for good health, adding that some achieve their positive lives after active service.
Also, the Minister and the retired Permanent Secretary, Dr.Oluwatoyin Akinlade, were applauded at the event.
The Ministry presented a gift to each of the Senior citizens from the Ministry with different inches of plasma TV and other items, appreciating them for their meritorious service to the nation.
The event was attended by Directors and Staff of the Ministry who were there to share the joy of the moment with their retired Senior colleagues.