By Bode Akinwumi

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria, says it has the intention to establish a chapter of the institute in Ondo State and as such would require the support of the  State Government.

The IoD Council Chairman, Mr Samuel Akeju made the appeal during a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, in Akure.

Mr Akeju said the establishment of the institute in Ondo State would facilitate constant capacity development training programmes for top level managers of the state bureaucracy towards excellent service delivery.

While describing the Public Service as engine room for smooth governance, the IoD President who is also the Chairman of the institute’s Governance Council pleaded with the State Government to sponsor State’s Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries  and Directors of all Ministries Department and Agencies, MDAs in the State Public Service to attend the proposed flagship course of the institute for Southwest, Nigeria.

In his response, the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi  Akeredolu, SAN, commended the institute for its capacity building initiative and promised to continually train the state’s workforce to boost the operations of the state’s  civil service.

The governor however called on authorities of the IoD to partner the state Public Service Training Institute, PSTI, at Ilaramokin to hasten the plans of bringing the activities of IoD closer to service providers in Ondo State.

Copies of the Institute’s periodicals were presented to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.